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Explore the Federal Reserve's History

Map of the 48 states that comprised the U.S. in 1914 entitled “New U.S. Bank System Announced.” Map shows  the 12 districts and cities of the Federal Reserve System as announced in 1914.

Reserve Bank Organization Committee

The RBOC announced the location and district boundaries of the Reserve Banks in April 1914

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David F. Houston

David F. Houston

As Treasury secretary, Houston was one of the public officials tasked with selecting locations for the 12 Reserve Banks.

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The Fed's Functions

Federal Reserve Building

Did you know that the Fed's responsibilities include conducting monetary policy, supervising and regulating and providing services to financial institutions?

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Essays By Topic

Below are the essays by topic on the Federal Reserve History website.

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