Benjamin Strong Jr. entered the banking industry after he graduated from public high school. Over the years he developed a deep knowledge of the banking history of the United States. Coupled with an intense interest in international affairs, he became a dominant force in U.S. monetary and banking affairs. In 1914 Strong was elected president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he served until his death in 1928.
Naclerio, Richard A., "Benjamin Strong Jr.: The Common Monetary Thread" (2014). History Faculty Publications. Paper 109.