NEW YORK Feb 16 Former Federal Reserve
Chairman Paul Volcker, 82, took time out from his regulatory
reform push to marry his long-time assistant, Anke Dening, late
last week, his office said on Tuesday.
They were married on Thursday morning in a private ceremony
in New York with a close friend, a judge, presiding. They then
left for a short honeymoon in the U.S. Virgin Islands,
returning late Monday.
Dening has worked for Volcker for over 20 years.
Volcker, a widower whose wife Barbara died in 1998, is the
chairman of President Barack Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory
Last month, Obama proposed a "Volcker Rule" that would bar
banks from betting in financial markets with their own money,
known as proprietary trading. It aims to prevent banks from
taking risks that could jeopardize their stability and thus the
financial system, such as occurred during the recent crisis.
(Reporting by Kristina Cooke; Editing by Dan Grebler)