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  Geithner, Timothy F.
NameTimothy F. Geithner
New York, New York , United States
Born August 18, 1961 (58 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 22, 2013 07:50pm
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InfoOn January 26, 2009, Timothy F. Geithner was sworn in as the 75th Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury in a ceremony attended by President Barack H. Obama, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Before his nomination to the Treasury, Secretary Geithner served as the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he began on November 17, 2003. In that capacity, he served as the vice chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the group responsible for formulating the nation's monetary policy.

Secretary Geithner first joined the Department of Treasury in 1988 and worked in three administrations for five Secretaries of the Treasury in a variety of positions. He served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs from 1999 to 2001 under Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers.

He was director of the Policy Development and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund from 2001 until 2003. Before joining the Treasury, Secretary Geithner worked for Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Secretary Geithner graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in government and Asian studies in 1983 and from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a master’s in International Economics and East Asian Studies in 1985. He has studied Japanese and Chinese and has lived in East Africa, India, Thailand, China, and Japan.

He and his wife, Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner, have two children.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 25, 2012 11:45am Announcement Tim Geithner won’t seek second term as Obama’s Treasury Secretary  Article Jason 
Aug 04, 2011 03:00pm News Obama urges Geithner to stay as Treasury chief  Article Scott³ 
Aug 05, 2010 02:00pm News Geithner Pushes Tax Boost for Wealthy  Article Scott³ 
Oct 08, 2009 11:25pm Scandal Timmy's Telephone Travesty  Article Jason 
May 26, 2009 08:40am General Timothy Geithner gains new strength  Article Monsieur 
Mar 24, 2009 09:00am News Geithner to seek unprecedented powers, insiders say  Article John 

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