Former White House Top Official Sadly Takes His Own Life, Political World in Mourning

March 20, 2019Mar 20, 2019

The political world is in mourning as a former White House top official recently committed suicide. High-profile economist Alan Krueger, who worked under the Clinton administration and Obama administration, was only 58 years old at the time of his death. He was reportedly found dead in his home.

He served as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy from 2009 to 2010, then served as the 27th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, he was the chief economist at the Department of Labor under Clinton's administration.

Krueger was also a professor at Princeton University. The college was first to announce his death on Monday, March 18th.

According to CNN, Krueger's political contributions continued through co-writing various research paper and books. Some of his most popular work includes "Myth and Measurement" and "What Makes a Terrorist?"

Several notable names released a statement in honor of Krueger. Former President Barack Obama, politician David Axelrod, and former president Bill Clinton were among those who wrote a tribute for him.

He leaves behind his wife, Lisa Simon Krueger, and their two children Ben and Sydney. Please join us in praying for Krueger’s family during this difficult time. May God bring them peace and comfort.

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