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Jack Lew Fast Facts

By CNN Library
updated 12:32 PM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014
Newly confirmed Treasury Secretary Jacob
Newly confirmed Treasury Secretary Jacob "Jack" Lew.

(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Treasury Secretary Jacob "Jack" Lew.

Personal:
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.

Timeline:
1979-1987 - 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 treasury secretary on February 28th.

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