February 3, 2014 / 2:32 PM / 4 years ago

Yellen sworn in as first woman Fed chair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Janet Yellen was sworn in Monday to a term as chair of the U.S. central bank, the Federal Reserve said in a statement.

Federal Reserve Board Governor Daniel Tarullo (L) applauds new Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen after administering the oath of office to Yellen at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Yellen succeeds Ben Bernanke to become the first woman to head the Fed. Her term as chair ends February 3, 2018.

The oath was administered by Governor Daniel Tarullo, the Fed said.

Reporting By Margaret Chadbourn; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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