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In order to provide a more stable financial system, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law on Dec. 23, 1913. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, headquarters of the Eighth Federal Reserve District, opened its doors on Nov. 16, 1914, one of 12 Reserve banks established by the Act. The Eighth District covers all of Arkansas and parts of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

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A photo of St. Louis Fed President and CEO James Bullard speaking at a podium.

The president of the St. Louis Fed, James Bullard, is a leader in forming the nation’s economic policies, serving on the Federal Open Market Committee and directing all the activities of the Eighth Federal Reserve District.

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