Chair History

Edward Eagle Brown was Chairman of First National Bank of Chicago (now Chase). Mr. Brown was one of the American delegates to the 1944 Conference at Bretton Woods that founded the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

In Armand Van Dormael’s 1978 book Bretton Woods: Birth of a Monetary System, Brown is described as "a large, industrious, outspoken man who represented the tractable element of the banking community".


Past Holders of the Chair