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Update: Lawrence Lindsey '76 Named to Bush Administration Post

Story posted December 29, 2000

Lawrence B. Lindsey, a 1976 graduate of Bowdoin College, has been named assistant to the president for economic policy by president-elect George W. Bush.

A magna cum laude graduate of Bowdoin, Lindsey was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his master’s degree and doctorate in economics at Harvard University, where he was awarded the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award by the National Tax Association.

He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Bowdoin in 1993. He visited the Bowdoin campus last October, and gave "An Overview and Discussion of Presidential Candidate George W. Bush's Economic Proposals."

Lindsey displayed his entrepreneurial spirit during his undergraduate days at Bowdoin, when he and classmate Stanley Druckenmiller '75 (Chairman/CEO, Duquesne Capital Management LLC and former managing director of Soros Fund Management) set up and ran a hot dog stand outside of Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.

Lindsey, who has been serving as the Bush campaign’s chief economic adviser, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Previously he worked in two Republican administrations, as George Bush’s special assistant to the president for policy development, and as senior staff economist for tax policy on the staff of the council of economic advisers during the Ronald Reagan administration.

Lindsey was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1991 to 1997, during which time he also served several years as chairman of the board of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, a national public/private community redevelopment organization.

Lindsey is the author of The Growth Experiment: How the New Tax Policy is Transforming the U.S. Economy and Economic Puppetmasters: Lessons from the Halls of Power, and he has contributed numerous articles to professional publications. Among his honors are the Distinguished Public Service Award of the Boston Bar Association, and selection as a Citicorp/Wriston Fellow for Economic Research.

Click the links to read more about Lindsey's appointment in USA Today and The Washington Post.

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