Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas building
Map of the Eleventh District

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas covers the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which includes Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the nation's central bank. The Dallas Fed is the only one where all external branches reside in the same state (although the region itself includes northern Louisiana as well as southern New Mexico). The Dallas Fed has branch offices in El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio. The Dallas bank is located at 2200 Pearl St. in Uptown area of Oak Lawn, just north of downtown Dallas and the Dallas Arts District. Prior to 1992, the bank was located at 400 S. Akard Street, in the Government District in Downtown Dallas. The older Dallas Fed building, which opened in 1921, was built in the Beaux-arts style, with large limestone structure with massive carved eagles and additional significant detailing; it is a City of Dallas Designated Landmark structure. The current Dallas Fed building, opened in September 1992, was designed by three architectural firms: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York; Sikes Jennings Kelly & Brewer, Houston; and John S. Chase, FAIA, Dallas and Houston, Dallas-based Austin Commercial Inc. served as project manager and general contractor.

Current Board of Directors[edit]

The following people serve on the board of directors as of 2013:[1] All terms expire December 31.[1]

Class A[edit]

Class A
Name Title Term Expires
Joe Kim King Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Texas Country Bancshares, Inc.
Brady, Texas
George F. Jones, Jr. Chief Executive Officer
Texas Capital Bank
Dallas, Texas
Jimmy Rasmussen President and Chief Executive Officer
HomeTown Bank, N.A.
Galveston, Texas

Class B[edit]

Class B
Name Title Term Expires
Vacancy 2013
Jorge A. Bermudez President and Chief Executive Officer
Byebrook Group
College Station, Texas
Ann B. Stern President and Chief Executive Officer
Houston Endowment, Inc.
Houston, Texas

Class C[edit]

Class C
Name Title Term Expires
Herb Kelleher
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Southwest Airlines
Dallas, Texas
Renu Khator Chancellor/President
University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Myron E. Ullman III
(Deputy Chair)
Chief Executive Officer
J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
Dallas, Texas


$20 1915 Dallas District FRBN.

Dallas was selected in 1914 to be the headquarters of the Eleventh District, in a somewhat surprising move. Originally, New Orleans was considered the favorite; however, while both cities had similarly sized banking operations, Dallas' activity had increased significantly while New Orleans' remained relatively flat, and therefore Dallas was chosen.


Current Activity[edit]


The Dallas Fed is the nation's central processor for Treasury coupons and manages the national Electronic Transfer Account program, processes checks for federal benefit recipients. The Dallas Fed also focused on research dealing with maquiladoras and other U.S.-Mexico border economics. The president, as of 2005, is Richard W. Fisher, the former vice chairman of Kissinger and Associates. His predecessor, who served from 1991–2005, was Robert D. McTeer.

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Coordinates: 32°47′30″N 96°48′01″W / 32.791717°N 96.800162°W / 32.791717; -96.800162