August 5, 2013 / 4:46 PM / in 4 years

More considered for Fed chair than are in press: Fed's Fisher

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - The next head of the U.S. Federal Reserve may be someone other than Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen and former Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers, a top Fed official suggested on Monday.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher arrives to speak about the concept of breaking up 'too big to fail' banks to a breakout group at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Saying that what the Fed needs is a leader with “great humility” rather than a “prima donna,” Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher said he is aware that there are people other than those who are regularly in the press who are being considered as Fed Chair Ben Bernanke’s potential successor.

Yellen and Summers are seen as front runners for the spot.

Fisher said he was confident U.S. President Barack Obama will make the right pick to lead the U.S. central bank.

Reporting by Ann Saphir; Editing by Nick Zieminski

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