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Alan Greenspan is a financial adviser best known for his service as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of the United States from 1987 to 2006.
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After almost two decades in-charge of the national economy, Alan Greenspan learned that when he talks, people listen.
One day in 1987, the stock market fell hard and fast, the likes of which hadn't been seen since 1929. Using his new position as chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan helped the market quickly bounce back from Black Monday.
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Greenspan has been married twice. His first marriage, to artist Joan Mitchell, ended after less than a year. It was through his first wife that Greenspan met the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, who became a close friend. He married journalist Andrea Mitchell in a 1997 ceremony conducted by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
A memoir by Greenspan, entitled The Age of Turbulence,
was published in 2007. In the book, Greenspan praised President Bill Clinton for his deep economic knowledge and criticized President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for abandoning the principles of fiscal conservatism. He also revealed that he prefers to write in the bathtub, due to a back injury sustained in 1971.
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