Donald Winn, a top advisor to Alan Greenspan, died on Aug. 14 of pancreatic cancer. He was 66.
Winn was a Jesuit seminarian who earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in philosophy from Boston University and a bachelor’s in divinity and a licentiate in philosophy at Weston College. He opted against ordination to earn a law degree at Georgetown University and work on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant to Congressman Fernand J. St. Germain (D-R.I.).
In 1974, Winn joined the Federal Reserve Board and became its chief congressional liaison six years later. For almost three decades, Winn was the middleman between Congress and the Fed. He also helped enact the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, which removed the barriers between commercial and investment banking.