Yellen Sworn in as First Woman Fed Chair

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February 4, 2014 2:45 PM EST

Janet Yellen was sworn in Monday to a term as chair of the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve said in a statement.


Janet Yellen edges closer to being nominated as head of the Federal Reserve as she garners support among some Republicans (Reuters)

Yellen succeeds Ben Bernanke to become the first woman to head the Fed. Her term as chair ends February 3, 2018.

The oath was administered by Governor Daniel Tarullo, the Fed said.

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Janet Yellen edges closer to being nominated as head of the Federal Reserve as she garners support among some Republicans (Reuters)
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