American attorney and business leader who served as Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1989 to 1993.
He graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School and began his career as a New York-based corporate and securities attorney.
His consulting firm, Richard C. Breeden & Co. LLC, advised and re-structured multiple businesses that were on the verge of folding.
He was married twice--to Holly Breeden and Linda Breeden--and fathered five sons.
He served as Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the administration of President George Bush.