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List of Chairmen of the FDIC

Last Updated: March 7, 2022
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Martin J. Gruenberg (Acting)

February 5, 2022 - Present

Martin J. Gruenberg is the Acting Chairman of the FDIC Board of Directors. Since mid-2018, he has served as a member of the FDIC Board. Prior to that time, Mr. Gruenberg also served as Chairman of the FDIC, receiving Senate confirmation on November 15, 2012, for a five-year term. Mr. Gruenberg served as Vice Chairman and Member of the FDIC Board of Directors from August 2005, until his confirmation as Chairman. He served as Acting Chairman from July 2011 to November 2012, and also from November 2005 to June 2006.

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Past Chairmen

Jelena McWilliams

June 5, 2018 – February 4, 2022

Martin J. Gruenberg

July 9, 2011 – November 28, 2012
(Acting)
November 29, 2012 – June 5, 2018

Sheila C. Bair

June 26, 2006 – July 8, 2011

Martin J. Gruenberg

November 16, 2005 – June 26, 2006
(Acting)

Donald E. Powell

August 29, 2001 – November 15, 2005

John N. Reich

July 12, 2001 – August 29, 2001
(Acting)

Donna A. Tanoue

May 26, 1998 – July 11, 2001

Andrew C Hove, Jr.

June 1, 1997 – May 26, 1998
(Acting)

Ricki R. Tigert

October 7, 1994 – June 1, 1997

(Name changed to Ricki Tigert Helfer from January 7, 1995, and then to Ricki Helfer from May 8, 1995)

Andrew C Hove, Jr.

August 20, 1992 – October 7, 1994
(Acting)

William Taylor

October 25, 1991 – August 20, 1992

Andrew C Hove, Jr.

October 17, 1991 – October 25, 1991
(Acting)

L. William Seidman

October 21, 1985 – October 16, 1991

William M. Isaac

August 3, 1981 – October 21, 1985

Irvine H. Sprague

February 7, 1979 – August 2, 1981

John G. Heimann

August 16, 1978 – February 7, 1979
(Acting)

George A. LeMaistre

June 1, 1977 – August 16, 1978

Robert E. Barnett

March 18, 1976 – June 1, 1977

James E. Smith

March 16, 1976 – March 18, 1976
(Acting)

Frank Wille

April 1, 1970 – March 16, 1976

William B. Camp

March 9, 1970 – April 1, 1970
(Acting)

Kenneth A. Randall

April 21, 1965 – March 9, 1970

Joseph W. Barr

January 22, 1964 – April 21, 1965

James J. Saxon

August 4, 1963 – January 22, 1964
(Acting)

Erle Cocke, Sr.

January 20, 1961 – August 4, 1963

Jesse P. Wolcott

September 17, 1957 – January 20, 1961

Ray M. Gidney

September 6, 1957 – September 17, 1957
(Acting)

Henry E. Cook

May 10, 1953 – September 6, 1957

Maple T. Harl

January 5, 1946 – May 10, 1953

Preston Delano

October 15, 1945 – January 5, 1946
(Acting)

Leo T. Crowley

February 1, 1934 – October 15, 1945

Walter J. Cummings

September 11, 1933 – February 1, 1934