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Former Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac executives testify before House committee in Washington
Richard Syron, former CEO of Freddie Mac, testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about the roles of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the financial and mortgage crises on Capitol Hill in Washington on December 9, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Richard F. Syron is a former chairman and chief executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, commonly known as Freddie Mac. He previously served as chairman and CEO of Thermo Electron Corp., and as CEO of the American Stock Exchange.

Syron was graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's degree and earned advanced degrees in economics from Tufts University.

He served as assistant to Paul Volcker, then the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, in 1981 and 1982, and previously served as deputy assistant secretary of the United States Treasury. In that with responsibility for developing the department's position on all domestic economic policy issues, and extensive interaction with other executive branch agencies, Congress and the public.

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