Augusta native Ben Bernanke is Time's 'Person of Year'

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 8:49 AM
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009 4:32 PM
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a native of Augusta, has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2009.

Ben Bernanke was born in Augusta.  AP
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Ben Bernanke was born in Augusta.

The announcement was made this morning.

Mr. Bernanke was born Dec. 13, 1953, in Augusta while his family lived briefly in North Augusta.

Last year's winner was President-elect Obama. The 2007 winner was Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Other previous winners have included Bono, President George W. Bush, and Amazon.com CEO and founder Jeff Bezos.

Mr. Bernanke has been chairman of the Fed since Feb. 1, 2006.

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Philo-Publis
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Philo-Publis 12/16/09 - 10:05 am
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Obama, Putin, Bono... I don't

Obama, Putin, Bono...

I don't know if he should be honored or offended

Rob Pavey
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Rob Pavey 12/16/09 - 10:24 am
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how cool is that - he is from

how cool is that - he is from Augusta! wish we'd known that much sooner.

Mr. Thackeray
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Mr. Thackeray 12/16/09 - 11:02 am
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GAG, what a loser pick!

GAG, what a loser pick!

Does_it_really_matter
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Does_it_really_matter 12/16/09 - 11:11 am
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He is from Augusta??? Not

He is from Augusta??? Not sure I would have wanted to know that! Kinda makes Augusta look bad, hunh?

MCK
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MCK 12/16/09 - 11:49 am
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I guess he was born in

I guess he was born in Augusta because there were no hospitals in North Augusta where his family actually "lived".

dpm626
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dpm626 12/16/09 - 11:51 am
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How much time did he live in

How much time did he live in Augusta? Was he just born in a local hospital? Does that really make him an Augusta native?

ispy4u
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ispy4u 12/16/09 - 11:54 am
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Makes him look bad.

Makes him look bad.

REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 12/16/09 - 12:10 pm
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He is from North Augusta SC

He is from North Augusta SC born in Augusta Just means he was born in the hospital there.

Notreally
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Notreally 12/16/09 - 12:13 pm
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I don't think he's even

I don't think he's even thinking about no disgusta, let alone you HATING Posters LOL...

SusieQ
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SusieQ 12/16/09 - 12:20 pm
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Words from Bernanke's

Words from Bernanke's Life---Nerd from Dillon, S.C. I don't know where Dillon is, but that certainly not N.Aug.

dashiel
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dashiel 12/16/09 - 12:25 pm
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You people is so ignant.

You people is so ignant.

peace4784
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peace4784 12/16/09 - 12:54 pm
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Don't focus on the man's
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Don't focus on the man's face. Pay attention to that sun symbol behind his image. Remember the risng sun used during Obama's campaign.

nelsonhargrove
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nelsonhargrove 12/16/09 - 02:45 pm
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Wonder what they will call

Wonder what they will call him when this propped up economy crashes worse than anything anyone has seen to date~

nelsonhargrove
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nelsonhargrove 12/16/09 - 02:46 pm
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publis, I would hide my head

publis, I would hide my head in shame just t be mentioned in the same sentence as those three!

nelsonhargrove
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nelsonhargrove 12/16/09 - 02:47 pm
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Oh, I forgot, the Times is a

Oh, I forgot, the Times is a "short" distance out in left field, right?

charliemanson
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charliemanson 12/16/09 - 03:10 pm
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So, Bernanke had to be named,

So, Bernanke had to be named, "Person of the Year," before the local media would claim him as a local native. Lol.

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omnomnom 12/16/09 - 05:37 pm
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helicopter ben needs to drop

helicopter ben needs to drop a load of cash on my property.. nelson you are right, he is inflating asset bubbles across the country!! crash boom bust will be the sounds of 2010, 2011 and for most of the next decade I fear.

butler123
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butler123 12/16/09 - 05:58 pm
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I always think it is funny

I always think it is funny how cities want to consider someone famous is from there. I'll bet he doesn't consider himself from Augusta. Just born there. My two grandson's were born in Hawaii, I'll bet when they grow up they won't considerate it their home state. Bill Clinton was born in Hope Arkansas, so were two of my kids. He only lived there until he was about 6 years old, but you should have seen them race to boot the old black lady out of the dump she was living in so they could refurbish it and put a sign out front. Place should have been condemned years before.

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KSL 12/16/09 - 07:25 pm
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Sshhh. Don't tell it.

Sshhh. Don't tell it.

KSL
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KSL 12/16/09 - 07:29 pm
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I was born in Brooklyn. Spent

I was born in Brooklyn. Spent a grand total of 6 weeks there. Not long enough to pick up the accent!

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