By Bernard S. Katz, C. Daniel Vencill
Describing the lads who've led the U.S. Treasury for the reason that its production in 1789, this ebook profiles those that have held the cupboard place of Secretary of the Treasury from Alexander Hamilton to Robert Rubin. every one profile presents the reader with an figuring out of the fellow, the issues he confronted, and the contributions he made. whereas targeting the commercial coverage difficulties of an period and the ideas the secretary provided, every one profile additionally encompasses a vignette illustrating the secretary's character and historical past. a few signify backgrounds of cash and gear, others backgrounds of simplicity and anonymity. a few got here to the workplace with better stature than once they left, whereas others made an important mark on our nation's monetary history.Alexander Hamilton, the 1st Secretary of the Treasury, along with accumulating and dispersing the general public profit, made the Treasury a primary corporation for selling the country's financial improvement and financial soundness. because the nice melancholy, the Treasury's regulatory services were articulated and elaborated. operating with the President's cupboard and with greatest statistical facts, the secretaries have sought to investigate the commercial outlook and to coordinate authentic activities, together with rules to take care of a powerful and strong U.S. buck. The essays during this e-book, written by means of 24 experts, illustrate how the Secretary of the Treasury is accountable for formulating and recommending family and foreign monetary, monetary, and tax coverage, partaking within the formula of wide financial guidelines with basic value for the economic climate, and dealing with the general public debt. The biographies illustrate carrying on with topics of economic administration as our kingdom developed over two hundred stormy years of heritage. in addition they supply an intimate examine sixty nine person secretaries, with tales and evidence approximately their management, rules, kind, and administrative prowess, including their character and kinfolk lives.
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He returned to Indiana to help manage his family’s businesses, which included, in addition to banking and grain elevators, farm equipment, real estate, and theaters. He was active in many community activities—and became a Democrat. S. House of Representatives from Indiana’s eleventh district, a traditional Republican stronghold. Upon taking his seat on January 3, 1959, he was assigned to the House Banking and Currency Committee. Partly because of his knowledge of economics, Barr was unusually influential for JOSEPH W.
Biographical dictionary of the United States secretaries of the Treasury, 1789-1995 by Bernard S. Katz, C. Daniel Vencill