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Federal Deposit
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Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

List of Chairmen of the FDIC

List of Chairmen of the FDIC
Picture Name Term
Walter J. Cummings Walter J. Cummings September 11, 1933 - February 1, 1934
Leo T. Crowley Leo T. Crowley February 1, 1934 - October 15, 1945
Preston Delano Preston Delano October 15, 1945 - January 5, 1946 (Acting)
Maple T. Harl Maple T. Harl January 5, 1946 - May 10, 1953
Henry E. Cook Henry E. Cook May 10, 1953 - September 6, 1957
Ray M. Gidney Ray M. Gidney September 6, 1957 - September 17, 1957 (Acting)
Jesse P. Wolcott Jesse P. Wolcott September 17, 1957 - January 20, 1961
Erle Cocke, Sr. Erle Cocke, Sr. January 20, 1961 - August 4, 1963
James J. Saxon James J. Saxon August 4, 1963 - January 22, 1964  (Acting)
Joseph W. Barr Joseph W. Barr January 22, 1964 - April 21, 1965
Kenneth A. Randall Kenneth A. Randall April 21, 1965 - March 9, 1970
William B. Camp William B. Camp March 9, 1970 - April 1, 1970 (Acting)
Frank Wille Frank Wille April 1, 1970 - March 16, 1976
James E. Smith James E. Smith March 16, 1976 - March 18, 1976  (Acting)
Robert E. Barnett Robert E. Barnett March 18, 1976 - June 1, 1977
George A. LeMaistre George A. LeMaistre June 1, 1977 - August 16, 1978
John G. Heimann John G. Heimann August 16, 1978 - February 7, 1979  (Acting)
Irvine H. Sprague Irvine H. Sprague February 7, 1979 - August 2, 1981
William M. Isaac William M. Isaac August 3, 1981 - October 21, 1985
L. William Seidman L. William Seidman October 21, 1985 - October 16, 1991
Andrew C. Hove, Jr. Andrew C. Hove, Jr. October 17, 1991 - October 25, 1991 (Acting)
William Taylor William Taylor October 25, 1991 - August 20, 1992
Andrew C. Hove, Jr. Andrew C. Hove, Jr. August 20, 1992 - October 7, 1994  (Acting)
Ricky R. Tigert Ricky R. Tigert
(Name changed to Ricki Tigert Helfer from January 7, 1995, and then to Ricki Helfer from May 8, 1995)
October 7, 1994 - June 1, 1997
Andrew C Hove, Jr. Andrew C Hove, Jr. June 1, 1997 - May 26, 1998 (Acting)
Donna A. Tanoue Donna A. Tanoue May 26, 1998 - July 11, 2001
John N. Reich John N. Reich July 12, 2001 - August 29, 2001 (Acting)
Donald E. Powell Donald E. Powell August 29, 2001 - November 15, 2005
Martin J. Gruenberg Martin J. Gruenberg November 16, 2005 - June 26, 2006 (Acting)
Sheila C. Bair Sheila C. Bair June 26, 2006 - July 8, 2011
Martin J. Gruenberg Martin J. Gruenberg July 9, 2011 - November 28, 2012 (Acting)
Martin J. Gruenberg Martin J. Gruenberg November 29, 2012 -