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Obama Appoints Former Carleton Student as Secretary of Treasury

January 25, 2013

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On January 10, President Barak Obama appointed Jack Lew to succeed Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary. Lew previously served as the White House Chief of Staff. During Lew’s time at Carleton, his advisor was former Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone. The Washington Post suggests that this may have played a role in launching his political career.