Ben Bernanke Fast FactsBy CNN LibraryUpdated 5:15 PM ET, Tue November 18, 2014Federal Reserve Chairman Ben BernankeHere's a look at the life of former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.Personal:Birth date: December 13, 1953Birth place: Augusta, GeorgiaBirth name: Ben Shalom BernankeFather: Philip Bernanke, a pharmacistMother: Edna (Friedman) Bernanke, a substitute teacherMarriage: Anna (Friedmann) Bernanke (1978-present)Children: Alyssa, June 21, 1986; Joel, December 5, 1982Education: Harvard University, B.A. in Economics, 1975 - graduated summa cum laude, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Economics, 1979Other Facts:Author of textbooks, many scholarly articles and books on a variety of economic issues.Previously served as the director of the Monetary Economics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and as a member of its Business Cycle Dating Committee.Timeline:1979-1985 - Associate professor at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. 1985-1996 - Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton.1996-2002 - Chairman of the Princeton University Economics Department and the Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Economics and Public Affairs.2002-2005 - Member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System.June 21, 2005-January 2006 - Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. October 24, 2005 - President George W. Bush nominates Ben Bernanke to replace Alan Greenspan as the chairman of the Federal Reserve.January 31, 2006 - Confirmed by the Senate to succeed Alan Greenspan as chairman of the Federal Reserve, he is appointed to a four-year term as chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee which expires January 31, 2010. He is also appointed to a 14-year term as a member on the Board of the Federal Open Market Committee. This term expires January 31, 2020.February 1, 2006-January 31, 2014 - Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve. August 25, 2009 - President Barack Obama nominates Bernanke for a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. December 16, 2009 - Named Time's Person of the Year.January 28, 2010 - Is confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a second four-year term by a vote of 70-30.April 27, 2011 - Holds a press conference after an interest rate decision, for the first time in the Fed's 98-year history.January 14, 2013 - Answers questions via Twitter for the first time, as part of a University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy program.More from us4-year old calls 911, saves pregnant mother and becomes a big sister'SNL' tackles Deflategate controversyDancing for "The Angel of Death'