Origins of the System
The New Bank Meets “The World War”
The Bank Meets Its First Crisis
High Winds from Havana
Droning through the Roaring Twenties
Governor Black Meets Black Friday
The Fed Rebuilt
World War II
The Postwar Period
The Bank in the 1960s
The Making of a Leader
The Most Efficient Bank
The 1980s: New Challenges
Moving Forward with Forrestal
Leaders of the Atlanta Fed
By Richard H. Gamble
Richard H. Gamble is an Atlanta-based financial journalist and bank historian. He is the editor of Corporate Cashflow and the author of A Competitive Spirit: The Story of Central Bank of the South. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American literature from the University of Pittsburgh and has been a postdoctoral fellow of the Newberry Library, Chicago.
Note to Readers: This book was written and published in 1989 on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The publication information shown below was current at that time.
The author has made extensive use of an earlier, unpublished history of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, a 1,367-page manuscript written and compiled by Atlanta historian Franklin M. Garrett in the mid-1950s. Garrett culled the records of the Bank’s first 50 years carefully, and the author has gratefully built on that base of research. Special thanks are due to the Bank’s Public Information staff, especially to Bobbie McCrackin, Public Information Officer, and Larry Schulz, Public Information Coordinator, without whose direction, support, and substantial assistance this project never would have been completed.
Copyright © 1989 by Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia