Beryl Wayne Sprinkel

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Beryl Wayne Sprinkel
Beryl Sprinkel 1987.jpg
14th Chairperson of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
April 18, 1985 – January 20, 1989
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Martin Feldstein
Succeeded by Michael Boskin
Personal details
Born November 20, 1923
Richmond, Missouri
Died August 22, 2009(2009-08-22) (aged 85)
Chicago, Illinois
Spouse(s) Lory Reed
Children (3 sons)
Alma mater University of Missouri (BA)
University of Chicago (Ph.D.)
Occupation economist

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 41st 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.


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