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Biden will seek to fill two seats on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Lisa Cook of Michigan State University and Philip Jefferson of Davidson College. If confirmed by Senate, Jefferson and Cook would be fourth and fifth Black governors to serve on Fed's board in its 109-year history.

President Biden will seek to fill two seats on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Lisa Cook of Michigan State University and Philip Jefferson of Davidson College will be considered. Mr. Jefferson has spent most of his career in academia since 1990. He was an economics professor at Swarthmore College from 1997 to 2019.

Cook was a senior economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. After finishing a degree in philosophy at Oxford, she enrolled in a program to study African philosophy in Senegal.

Mr. Jefferson and Ms. Cook would be the fourth and fifth Black governors to serve on the Fed’s board in its 109-year history. No Black woman has ever served on the board. Mr. Biden announced in November his intention to nominate Fed Chairman Jerome Powell for a second term leading the central bank.
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