History

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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The employees of the St. Louis Fed give back to the communities in which they live through generous donations, hands-on volunteerism and civic leadership. It’s part of the fabric of the Bank, with enthusiastic participation from employees in every department.

St. Louis Fed employees create a pride flag in bank plaza

Diversity isn’t just talked about at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; it’s practiced in every area of our organization. We believe that our differences are what make us stronger.

James Bullard

The president of the St. Louis Fed, Jim 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.