William McChesney Martin
1906 – 1998
Who was William McChesney Martin?
William McChesney Martin, Jr. was the ninth and longest-serving Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Bank, serving from April 2, 1951 to January 31, 1970 under five presidents. Martin, who once considered becoming a Presbyterian minister, was described by a Washington journalist as "the happy Puritan".
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