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Jack Lew
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United States Secretary of the Treasury
Incumbent
In office
February 28, 2013-Present
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
NominatedJanuary 10, 2013
ConfirmedFebruary 27, 2013
AppointedFebruary 28, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
White House Chief of Staff
2012-2013
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
2010-2012
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
2009-2010
Education
High schoolForest Hills High School
Bachelor'sHarvard University
J.D.Georgetown University
Personal
BirthdayAugust 29, 1955
Place of birthNew York City
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionOrthodox Judaism
Websites
Office website
Jacob Joseph "Jack" Lew (b. August 29, 1955 in New York, New York) is the current United States Secretary of the Treasury. Lew was sworn into office by Vice President Joe Biden on February 28, 2013.[1] The Senate voted to confirm Lew by a vote of 71-26 with 25 of the dissenting votes cast by Republicans and one from Bernie Sanders (I-VT).[2]

Lew began his political career as a legislative aide in 1973, and throughout his career, Lew served stints in the Office of Management and Budget, State Department and on the White House staff.[3]

Biography

Lew grew up in Queens, New York and attended Forest Hills High School. He attended Carleton College for a year until he transferred to and graduated from Harvard University. Lew then finished his schooling by earning a law degree from Georgetown University.[4] He is notoriously guarded when it comes to his personal life and commutes to Washington, D.C. from the Bronx.[5]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Holder's academic, professional and political career:[3][4][6][7][8][9]

  • 1974-1975: Aide to Representative Joe Moakley
  • 1978: Graduated from Harvard University
  • 1983: Earned law degree from Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1979-1987: Principal domestic policy advisor to House Speaker Thomas O'Neill
  • 1987-1991: Partner at law firm of Van Ness, Feldman & Curtis
  • 1992-1993: Executive Director for Center for Middle East Research
  • 1993-1994: Special Assistant to President Clinton
  • 1994-1995: Executive Associate Director and Associate Director for Legislative Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget
  • 1995-1998: Deputy Director for the Office of Management and Budget
  • 1998-2001: Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  • 2001-2006: Executive Vice President of New York University
  • 2006-2008: Chief Operating Officer of Citi Alternative Investments
  • 2008-2010: Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
  • 2010-2012: Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  • 2012-2013: White House Chief of Staff
  • 2013-Present: United States Secretary of the Treasury

Confirmation vote

Jack Lew was confirmed as the United States Secretary of the Treasury on February 27, 2013 by a vote of 71-26. 25 of the dissenting votes were cast by Republican members of the Senate while the final dissenting vote was cast by Bernie Sanders (I-VT).[10]

Jack Lew Confirmation vote, February 27, 2013
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 50 0 50
Republican Party Republicans 20 25 45
Independent Independents 1 1 2
Total Votes 71 26 97
[11]

Issues

Signature

Lew's signature, seemingly a series of connected loops, was overhauled in April 2013 to more closely resemble his name for use on currency notes in order for them to be legal tender. Upon his nomination to the position of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, President Obama poked fun at Lew's old signature.[12]

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Personal

Lew is married with two grown children.[4]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Timothy Geithner
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
2013-Present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
William Daley
White House Chief of Staff
2012-2013
Succeeded by
Dennis McDonough
Preceded by
Peter Orszag
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Preceded by
Franklin D. Raines
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
1998-2001
Succeeded by
Mitch Daniels