|Name||Sarah Bloom Raskin|
, Maryland , United States
|| April 00, 1961
Mar 08, 2013 02:17am
|Info||Sarah Bloom Raskin (Born April 1961) is an American attorney and regulator, who is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Previously, she served as Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation. |
Raskin was born Sarah Bloom in Medford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Arlene (née Perlis) and Herbert Bloom. She holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in economics from Amherst College, where she wrote her undergraduate thesis on monetary policy.
Raskin was nominated to the Federal Reserve Board by President Barack Obama, along with fellow nominees Dr. Janet Yellen, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, nominated to be the board's vice chairman, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology economics professor Peter A. Diamond.
Raskin and Yellen were unanimously confirmed as a Federal Reserve Board governor by the United States Senate on September 30, 2010. On October 4, 2010, both were sworn in by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Raskin is married to Jamie Raskin, a law professor and Democratic Maryland state senator. They have three teenage children.