Jack Lew Fast Facts

Newly confirmed Treasury Secretary Jacob "Jack" Lew.

Here is a look at the life of Treasury Secretary Jacob "Jack" Lew.

Birth date:
August 29, 1955

Birth place: New York, New York

    Birth name: Jacob Joseph Lew

    Father: Irving Lew, a lawyer and rare book dealer

    Mother: Ruth (Turoff) Lew

    Marriage: Ruth Schwartz

    Children: Isaac "Danny," 1986; Shoshana, 1983

    Education: Harvard, A.B., 1978; Georgetown, J.D., 1983

    Religion: Jewish

    Other Facts:
    Observes the Sabbath, abstaining from work on Saturdays.

    Helped develop AmeriCorps while working for President Bill Clinton.

    - Domestic policy adviser to House Speaker Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, Jr.

    1993-1994 - Works as a special assistant to President Bill Clinton.

    1995-1998 - Deputy Director of 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 - Begins working for Citigroup as the chief operating officer of wealth management.

    January 2008 - Is named chief operating officer for Citi Alternative Investments.

    2009-November 2010 - Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources.

    November 2010-January 2012 - Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

    January 2012-January 25, 2013 - President Barack Obama's chief of staff.

    January 10, 2013 - President Obama nominates Lew for secretary of the Treasury.

    February 27, 2013 - Lew is confirmed by the Senate, by a vote of 71-26, and sworn in as the 76th secretary of the Treasury on February 28.