Bernanke's Life in Photos

Ben Bernanke: A Life The nerd from Dillon, South Carolina rises to the most powerful job in American banking
Courtesy Bernanke Family

Main Street
Bernanke's grandfather Jonas, a former Austro-Hungarian army officer and Russian prisoner of war, moved to Dillon during the Depression when he saw an advertisement for a pharmacy for sale in the town. He named it Jay Bee Drugs, using his initials, and it grew into a local fixture, an old-fashioned family business on Main Street.

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