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People: WWII and After

The Fed pegged interest rates at a low level during WWII and enforced the peg after the war ended
The Federal Reserve pegged interest rates at a low level during World War II in order to facilitate the financing of government debt and enforced that peg for six years after the war’s end.

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William McChesney Martin Jr.
William McChesney Martin Jr.

Chairman
Board of Governors
1951 - 1970

Thomas B. McCabe
Thomas B. McCabe

Chairman
Board of Governors
1948 - 1951

Roy A. Young
Roy A. Young

Governor [President]
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
1930 - 1942

Lawrence  Clayton
Lawrence Clayton

Governor
Board of Governors
1947 - 1949

Ernest G. Draper
Ernest G. Draper

Governor
Board of Governors
1938 - 1950

Marriner S. Eccles
Marriner S. Eccles

Governor
Board of Governors
1948 - 1951

Rudolph M. Evans
Rudolph M. Evans

Governor
Board of Governors
1942 - 1954

John K. McKee
John K. McKee

Governor
Board of Governors
1936 - 1946

Edward L. Norton
Edward L. Norton

Governor
Board of Governors
1950 - 1952

Ronald  Ransom
Ronald Ransom

Vice Chair
Board of Governors
1936 - 1947

M.S.  Szymczak
M.S. Szymczak

Member
Board of Governors
1933 - 1961

James K. Vardaman Jr.
James K. Vardaman Jr.

Governor
Board of Governors
1946 - 1958

Malcolm H. Bryan
Malcolm H. Bryan

President
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1951 - 1965

Chester C. Davis
Chester C. Davis

President
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
1941 - 1951

William A. Day
William A. Day

President
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
1936 - 1945

C. E. Earhart
C. E. Earhart

President
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
1946 - 1956

Joseph A. Erickson
Joseph A. Erickson

President
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
1948 - 1961

Ralph E. Flanders
Ralph E. Flanders

President
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
1944 - 1946

Matthew J. Fleming
Matthew J. Fleming

President
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
1935 - 1944

Ray M. Gidney
Ray M. Gidney

President
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
1944 - 1953

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