On this day, March 9, 1966, Andrew Brimmer is sworn in as a member of the Federal Reserve Board. Dr. Brimmer was the first African American to serve as a governor of the Federal Reserve.
LBJ Library photos:
Swearing-In of Andrew Brimmer. 3/9/66. L-R: William McChesney Martin, Mrs. Brimmer, Esther Brimmer, Dr. Andrew Brimmer, President Lyndon B. Johnson.
L-R: Vice President Hubert Humphrey, John Connor, Dr. Andrew Brimmer, William McChesney Martin.