William McChesney Martin Jr. Collection
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This collection is a reflection of the life and times of William McChesney Martin Jr. (b. 1906- d. 1998):
stock brokerage partner, New York Stock Exchange member and president, U.S. Army inductee and officer, President of the Export-Import
Bank of Washington, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Materials
are drawn primarily from the William McChesney Martin Jr. Papers located at
the Missouri Historical Society. Audio, video,
and image files from other sources that are relevant to the Collection have also been included.
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Of Special Interest...
May 25 At the age of 31, Martin became the first elected president of the New York Stock Exchange. This video clip contains footage of his address to the members of the stock exchange. http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/martin/record.php?id=5275
May 25 A look at Chairman Martin's appointment calendar for 1952. Unfortunately, his appointment calendar for his first year as chairman was accidentally destroyed. http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/56_03_1952.pdf