Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

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Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
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General information
Status Complete
Address 2200 North Pearl Street
Construction started 1989
Completed 1992
Architectural 223 ft
Technical details
Floor count 17
Lifts/elevators 9
Design and construction
Architect Kohn Pendersen Fox Associates
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Map of the Eleventh District

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas covers the Eleventh Federal Reserve District, which includes Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico, a district sometimes referred to as the Oil Patch. [1] The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the nation's central bank. The Dallas Fed is the only one where all external branches reside in the same state (although the region itself includes northern Louisiana as well as southern New Mexico). The Dallas Fed has branch offices in El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio. The Dallas bank is located at 2200 Pearl St. in the Uptown neighborhood of Oak Lawn, just north of downtown Dallas and the Dallas Arts District. Prior to 1992, the bank was located at 400 S. Akard Street, in the Government District in Downtown Dallas. The older Dallas Fed building, which opened in 1921, was built in the Beaux-arts style, with large limestone structure with massive carved eagles and additional significant detailing; it is a City of Dallas Designated Landmark structure. The current Dallas Fed building, opened in September 1992, was designed by three architectural firms: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, New York; Sikes Jennings Kelly & Brewer, Houston; and John S. Chase, FAIA, Dallas and Houston, Dallas-based Austin Commercial Inc. served as project manager and general contractor.

Texas State of the United States of America

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the southeast.

Louisiana State of the United States of America

Louisiana is a state in the Deep South region of the South Central United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by the state of Texas to the west, Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge, and its largest city is New Orleans.

New Mexico State of the United States of America

New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern region of the United States of America; its capital and cultural center is Santa Fe, which was founded in 1610 as capital of Nuevo México, while its largest city is Albuquerque with its accompanying metropolitan area. It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona; its other neighboring states are Oklahoma to the northeast, Texas to the east-southeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua to the south and Sonora to the southwest. With a population around two million, New Mexico is the 36th state by population. With a total area of 121,592 sq mi (314,920 km2), it is the fifth-largest and sixth-least densely populated of the 50 states. Due to their geographic locations, northern and eastern New Mexico exhibit a colder, alpine climate, while western and southern New Mexico exhibit a warmer, arid climate.


Board of Directors

Former Dallas Fed Presidents Robert D. McTeer (1991-2004, left) and Richard W. Fisher (2005-2015, right) FRS DALLAS cent grp 121613 0573 02832 (14079998541).jpg
Former Dallas Fed Presidents Robert D. McTeer (1991–2004, left) and Richard W. Fisher (2005–2015, right)

The following people serve on the Board of Directors as of 2014: [2]

Class A

Elected by member banks to represent member banks

Class A
NameTitleTerm Expires
J. Russell ShannonChief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
National Bank of Andrews
Andrews, Texas
George F. Jones, Jr.Retired Chief Executive Officer
Texas Capital Bank
Dallas, Texas
Jimmy RasmussenPresident and Chief Executive Officer
HomeTown Bank, N.A.
Galveston, Texas

Class B

Elected by member banks to represent the public

Class B
NameTitleTerm Expires
Curt AnastasioRetired President and CEO
NuStar Energy L.P.
San Antonio, Texas
Jorge A. BermudezPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Byebrook Group
College Station, Texas
Ann B. SternPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Houston Endowment Inc.
Houston, Texas

Class C

Appointed by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to represent the public

Federal Reserve Board of Governors governing body of the Federal Reserve System

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, commonly known as the Federal Reserve Board, is the main governing body of the Federal Reserve System. It is charged with overseeing the Federal Reserve Banks and with helping implement the monetary policy of the United States. Governors are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate for staggered 14-year terms.

Class C
NameTitleTerm Expires
Matthew K. RoseExecutive Chairman
BNSF Railway Company
Fort Worth, Texas
Renu Khator
(Deputy Chair)
Chancellor, University of Houston System
President, University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Myron E. Ullman
Chief Executive Officer
J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
Plano, Texas


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$20 1915 Dallas District FRBN.

Dallas was selected in 1914 to be the headquarters of the Eleventh District, in a somewhat surprising move. Originally, New Orleans was considered the favorite; however, while both cities had similarly sized banking operations, Dallas' activity had increased significantly while New Orleans' remained relatively flat, and therefore Dallas was chosen. [3]


The Reserve Bank of Dallas El Paso Branch is one of three branches of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The branch is located in downtown El Paso, Texas at 301 E. Main St.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Houston Branch

The Reserve Bank of Dallas Houston Branch is one of three branches of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The branch is located on Allen Parkway in the Fourth Ward of Houston, Texas. The 297,000-square-foot (27,600 m2) building, which includes the second largest currency vault in the country, was designed by architect Michael Graves.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas San Antonio Branch is one of three branches of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The branch is located at 402 Dwyer, San Antonio, Texas.

Current Activity


The Dallas Fed is the nation's central processor for Treasury coupons and manages the national Electronic Transfer Account program, processes checks for federal benefit recipients. The Dallas Fed also focused on research dealing with maquiladoras and other U.S.-Mexico border economics. The president is Robert Steven Kaplan, who replaced Richard W. Fisher in September 2015.


A maquiladora ([makilaˈðoɾa]), or maquila, is a company that allows factories to be largely duty free and tariff free. These factories take raw materials and assemble, manufacture, or process them and export the finished product. These factories and systems are present throughout Latin America including Mexico, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Specific programs and laws have made Mexico’s maquila industry grow rapidly.

Robert Steven Kaplan is president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He was appointed to the position on September 8, 2015.

Richard W. Fisher American businessman

Richard W. Fisher is the former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, having assumed that post in April 2005 and retired in 2015. He is now Senior Advisor to Barclays Plc and a Director of PepsiCo. He is Senior Contributing Editor for CNBC. From 2011-17 he served on the Harvard Board of Overseers.

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  3. "History of the Dallas Fed". Archived from the original on 2014-06-25.

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