Recent online streaming of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” has introduced the revolutionary musical to a new audience and generated interest in the title character, Alexander Hamilton. While fans of the musical know him as the “10-dollar founding father” who served in the Revolutionary War and helped frame the Constitution, Hamilton was also the nation’s first central banker. He envisioned and created the First Bank of the United States, a predecessor to today’s Federal Reserve.
During this session, Niel Willardson, senior vice president and general counsel of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, discussed Hamilton’s life, legacy, and influence on the Federal Reserve.
If Alexander Hamilton had a LinkedIn page, what might it look like? Find out in this preview of Hamilton’s Central Bank—Then and Now.