Marriner Stoddard Eccles

American economist and banker (1890–1977)

Marriner Stoddard Eccles (September 9, 1890December 18, 1977) was an American banker, economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1934–1948).

Eccles in 1937


  • The United States economy is like a poker game where the chips have become concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, and where the other fellows can stay in the game only by borrowing. When their credit runs out the game will stop.
    • Beckoning Frontiers (1966 [1951])
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