KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tom Hoenig turned 65 last week, and will retire Sept. 30 as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He's clocked 38 years with the Fed, the last 20 in his current job.

While Hoenig has always lived up to his plainspoken Midwestern image, over the past couple years he has amped up his opposition to easy monetary policy and sharpened his position on Too Big to Fail.

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