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Daniel K. Tarullo

Daniel K. Tarullo

  • Governor, Board of Governors, 2009–2017

Daniel K. Tarullo took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on January 28, 2009, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2022. He resigned on April 5, 2017. 

Tarullo was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in 1973 and his master’s degree from Duke University in 1974. In 1977, Tarullo received his law degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as article and book review editor of the Michigan Law Review.   

Before his appointment to the Board of Governors, Tarullo was professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught courses in international financial regulation, international law, and banking law. Before joining the Georgetown law faculty, Tarullo held several senior positions in the Clinton administration.

From 1993 to 1998, Tarullo served, successively, as assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs, deputy assistant to the president for economic policy, and assistant to the president for international economic policy. He also served as a principal on both the National Economic Council and the National Security Council. From 1995 to 1998, Tarullo was President Bill Clinton’s personal representative to the G7/G8 group of industrialized nations.

Before joining the Clinton administration, Tarullo served as chief counsel for employment policy on the staff of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and practiced law in Washington, D.C. He also worked in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and as special assistant to the undersecretary of commerce. From 1981 to 1987, Tarullo taught at Harvard Law School.   

Tarullo has also served as a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and as a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. In addition, he has held a visiting professorship at Princeton University.    

Tarullo is married and has two children.


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