DEC. 13, 1953
Ben Bernanke, the revered economist and Federal Reserve chairman chosen as Time Journal 2009 Individual of the 12 months, was born today in Augusta.
Earlier than his appointment by President Bush in 2005, he taught economics and printed quite a few works, and was thought of an professional on the Nice Despair.
As a baby, his household moved from North Augusta to Dillon, S.C., the place he lived 17 years earlier than going to school. He recalled working within the family-owned drug retailer as a boy and “hiding out by the comic-book rack.”
The summer season after he graduated highschool, he labored in development and waited tables six days every week at South of the Border, the well-known vacationer cease off I-95.