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Describing the boys who've led the U.S. Treasury considering the fact that its production in 1789, this e-book profiles those that have held the cupboard place of Secretary of the Treasury from Alexander Hamilton to Robert Rubin. every one profile offers the reader with an knowing of the fellow, the issues he confronted, and the contributions he made. whereas targeting the industrial coverage difficulties of an period and the options the secretary provided, every one profile additionally contains a vignette illustrating the secretary's character and history. a few symbolize backgrounds of cash and tool, others backgrounds of simplicity and anonymity. a few got here to the workplace with higher 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, in addition to gathering and dispersing the general public profit, made the Treasury a chief enterprise for selling the country's fiscal improvement and monetary soundness. because the nice melancholy, the Treasury's regulatory features were articulated and elaborated. operating with the President's cupboard and with greatest statistical info, the secretaries have sought to research the industrial outlook and to coordinate legitimate activities, together with guidelines to take care of a powerful and strong U.S. greenback. The essays during this ebook, written by means of 24 specialists, illustrate how the Secretary of the Treasury is chargeable for formulating and recommending household and foreign monetary, financial, and tax coverage, partaking within the formula of huge financial rules with common importance for the financial system, and dealing with the general public debt. The biographies illustrate carrying on with topics of financial administration as our country advanced over two hundred stormy years of background. in addition they supply an intimate examine sixty nine person secretaries, with tales and proof approximately their management, principles, kind, and administrative prowess, including their character and relatives lives.

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