Nebraska Authors

James L. Robertson

Born 1907-10-31 Broken Bow, NE (USA)

Died 1994-02-23
Bethesda, MD (USA)

Robertson served on the Federal Reserve Board from 1953-1973, as vice-chair of the Board from 1966 on. Robertson went to Washington in 1927 as an aide to Senator George Norris. He joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent in 1932, but left the following year to join the legal staff of the Comptroller of the Currency. He served in the Navy in World War II and returned to office of Comptroller of the Currency as Deputy Chief in 1944. He was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board by President Harry Truman, and re-appointed by President Lyndon Johnson. He was known for his dissenting votes and his attempts to unify and strengthen responsibility for bank examinations and supervision.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Attended Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
BA, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Bachelor of Laws Degree, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Master of Laws Degree, 1932, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


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