By Bernard S. Katz,C. Daniel Vencill

Describing the lads who've led the U.S. Treasury in view 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 figuring out of the guy, the issues he confronted, and the contributions he made. whereas concentrating on the commercial coverage difficulties of an period and the recommendations the secretary provided, each one profile additionally features a vignette illustrating the secretary's character and historical past. a few characterize backgrounds of cash and tool, others backgrounds of simplicity and anonymity. a few got here to the workplace with larger 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 gathering and dispersing the general public profit, made the Treasury a main business enterprise for selling the country's monetary improvement and financial 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 reputable activities, together with rules to take care of a powerful and sturdy U.S. buck. The essays during this e-book, written by means of 24 specialists, illustrate how the Secretary of the Treasury is accountable for formulating and recommending household and overseas monetary, monetary, and tax coverage, partaking within the formula of vast monetary guidelines with basic value for the economic climate, and coping with the general public debt. The biographies illustrate carrying on with topics of economic administration as our kingdom advanced over two hundred stormy years of background. additionally they offer an intimate examine sixty nine person secretaries, with tales and proof approximately their management, rules, type, and administrative prowess, including their character and relatives lives.

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