Biographical details of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

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Posted: Dec 03, 2009 12:04 AM

NAME _ Ben Bernanke.

AGE-BIRTH DATE _ 55; Dec. 13, 1953, in Augusta, Ga.

EDUCATION _ B.A. in economics, 1975, Harvard University; Ph.D. in economics, 1979, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

EXPERIENCE _ Feb. 1, 2006-present, chairman of the Federal Reserve; June 2005-Jan. 31, 2006, chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisers; 2002-2005, member, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; 1996-2002, professor and chairman of the Economics Department at Princeton University; 1985-2002, economics professor, Princeton University.

FAMILY _ Wife, Anna; two children.

QUOTE _ "Important headwinds _ in particular, constrained bank lending and a weak job market, likely will prevent the expansion from being as robust we would hope," from a Nov. 16 speech.