Alan Krueger, the chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama, died over the weekend. He was 58.
A Princeton University economics professor and Livingston native, Krueger served as assistant U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 2009 to 2010. He was the chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1995.
“Alan was recognized as a true leader in his field, known and admired for both his research and teaching,” Princeton University said in a statement released today.