Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is the federal bank for the twelfth district in the United States. The twelfth district is made up of nine western states-—Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington--plus the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, and Guam. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has branch offices in Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. It also has a cash processing center in Phoenix.
The twelfth district is the nation's largest by area and population, covering 1.3 million square miles (36% of the nation's area) and 60 million people. The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is the second-largest by assets held, after New York. In 2004 the San Francisco Fed processed 20.8 billion currency notes and 1.5 billion commercial checks. The current president, appointed in 2011, is John C. Williams.
The Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco has one of the largest collections of U.S. paper money in the United States, which is displayed in the American Currency Exhibit.
The San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank opened for business in rented quarters at the rear of the Merchants National Bank on November 16, 1914, in order to make the reserve provisions of the Federal Reserve Act. In 1924, the San Francisco staff moved out of temporary locations and into the Bank's newly built headquarters at 400 Sansome Street, a location that it would occupy for the next 60 years. In 1983, the bank relocated to 101 Market St.
The old headquarters building of the bank, designed by George W. Kelham, has an Ionic colonnade that is pure Beaux-Arts, while the upper building is in the new Moderne fashion of 1924. The lobby with murals by Jules Guerin who created the palette for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. In 1983 the bank relocated to larger and more modern facilities on 101 Market Street as the 400 Sansome Street location was sold to private developers who rented out the space. Prominent law firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe was headquartered in the building until 2002 when the firm moved out of the space. The building continues to be owned by private developers and current tenants include the Bar Association of San Francisco. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
There is also a Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco building in Los Angeles. The 1929 built building is also NRHP-listed.
Current Board of Directors
|Betsy Lawer||Vice Chair
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|Megan F. Clubb||President and Chief Executive Officer
Baker Boyer National Bank
Walla Walla, Washington
|Peter S. Ho||Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Bank of Hawaii and Bank of Hawaii Corporation
|Nicole C. Taylor||President and Chief Executive Officer
East Bay Community Foundation
|Richard A. Galanti||Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Costco Wholesale Corporation
|Steven E. Bochner||Partner
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati, P.C.
Palo Alto, California
|Patricia E. Yarrington
|Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
San Ramon, California
|Roy A. Vallee
|Retired Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
|Alexander R. Mehran||President and Chief Executive Officer
City Scene Management Company
San Diego, California
- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch
- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Phoenix Branch
- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Portland Branch
- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Salt Lake City Branch
- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Seattle Branch
- Federal Reserve Act
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- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Building (San Francisco, California)
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- Official FRBSF Site
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- FedVille game
- Historical resources by and about the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco including annual reports back to 1915
- Public Statements of Past Presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on FRASER
- Speeches of Presidents of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
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