Beryl Wayne Sprinkel

Beryl Sprinkel
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
In office
April 18, 1985  January 20, 1989
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Marty Feldstein
Succeeded by Michael Boskin
Personal details
Born (1923-10-20)October 20, 1923
Richmond, Missouri, U.S.
Died August 22, 2009(2009-08-22) (aged 85)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lory Reed
Children 3 sons
Alma mater University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Chicago

Beryl Wayne Sprinkel (November 20, 1923 – August 22, 2009) was a member of the Executive Office of the US President and chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) between April 4, 1985 and January 21, 1989,[1] during the Reagan administration.

Raised on a farm near Richmond, Missouri, Sprinkel was a member of the 41st Armored Division, which led the attack that penetrated and defeated the German offensive near Celles, Belgium, in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II.[2]


Sprinkel died on August 22, 2009, aged 85, from Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome in a nursing and rehabilitation center in Chicago, Illinois.[3] He was survived by his wife, Lory, a son, two stepchildren and five grandchildren.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Marty Feldstein
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers
Succeeded by
Michael Boskin
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