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Celebrate The Colorful Diversity Of The Last 100 Years Of Fed Chairmen

Look at that hat!

Posted on October 9, 2013, at 1:38 p.m. ET

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Federal Reserve, we're reposting this look at a century of diversity and inclusion in the leadership of America's central bank. (12/23/2013)

Wednesday, Obama will nominate Janet Yellen to be chair of the Federal Reserve. This is the first time a woman has been nominated for the job.

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But let's not forget the exciting history of past Fed chairmen!

Charles S. Hamlin wore a hat.

Aug.10, 1914–Aug. 19, 1916
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Aug.10, 1914–Aug. 19, 1916

William P. G. Harding had a moustache.

Aug. 10, 1916–Aug. 9, 1922
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Aug. 10, 1916–Aug. 9, 1922

Daniel R. Crissinger wore eyeliner.

May 1, 1923–Sept. 15, 1927
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May 1, 1923–Sept. 15, 1927

Roy A. Young had a really high collar.

Oct. 4, 1927–Aug. 31, 1930
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Oct. 4, 1927–Aug. 31, 1930

Eugene Meyer had funny spectacles.

Sept. 16, 1930–May 10, 1933
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Sept. 16, 1930–May 10, 1933

Marriner S. Eccles had a pointy suit.

Nov.15, 1934–Jan. 31, 1948

Nov.15, 1934–Jan. 31, 1948

Thomas B. McCabe wore a pin.

April 15, 1948–March 31, 1951

April 15, 1948–March 31, 1951

William McChesney Martin Jr. sat in chairs and looked to the side.

April 2, 1951–Jan. 31, 1970
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April 2, 1951–Jan. 31, 1970

Arthur F. Burns held a pipe.

Feb. 1, 1970–Jan. 31, 1978
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Feb. 1, 1970–Jan. 31, 1978

G. William Miller had a paisley tie.

March 8, 1978–Aug. 6, 1979

March 8, 1978–Aug. 6, 1979

Paul A. Volcker smoked cigars.

Aug. 6, 1979–Aug. 11, 1987
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Aug. 6, 1979–Aug. 11, 1987

Alan Greenspan wore these thick frames.

Aug. 11, 1987–Jan. 31, 2006
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Aug. 11, 1987–Jan. 31, 2006

Ben Bernanke had a beard.

Feb. 1, 2006–Present

Feb. 1, 2006–Present

And the Federal Reserve says:

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