Beryl Wayne Sprinkel

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Beryl Sprinkel
Beryl Sprinkel 1987.jpg
14th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
April 18, 1985 – January 20, 1989
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byMarty Feldstein
Succeeded byMichael Boskin
Personal details
Born(1923-11-20)November 20, 1923
Richmond, Missouri, U.S.
DiedAugust 22, 2009(2009-08-22) (aged 85)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lory Reed
EducationUniversity of Missouri, Columbia (BA)
University of Chicago (MBA, PhD)

Beryl Wayne Sprinkel (November 20, 1923 – August 22, 2009) was a member of the Executive Office of the US President and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) between April 4, 1985 and January 21, 1989,[1] during the Reagan administration.

Raised on a farm near Richmond, Missouri, Sprinkel was a member of the 2nd Armored Division, which led the attack that penetrated and defeated the German offensive near Celles, Belgium, in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.[2]


Sprinkel died on August 22, 2009, aged 85, from Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome in a nursing and rehabilitation center in Chicago, Illinois.[3] He was survived by his wife, Lory, a son, two stepchildren and five grandchildren.


  1. ^ "Key Administration Officials". Reagan papers at University of Texas archives. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Beryl W. Sprinkel Obituary". Chicago Tribune. August 27, 2009.
  3. ^ Jensen, Trevor (August 28, 2009). "Beryl W. Sprinkel, 1923-2009: U. of C. economist served with Reagan". Chicago Tribune.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marty Feldstein
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
Succeeded by
Michael Boskin