Timothy Geithner

Secretary Timothy F. Geithner Official Bio

Timothy F. Geithner Timothy Franz Geithner born August 18, 1961 is an American economist, central banker, and civil servant. He is the 75th and current United States Secretary of the Treasury, serving under President Barack Obama. He was previously the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Geithner’s position includes a large role in directing the Federal Government’s spending on the late-2000s financial crisis, including allocation of $350 billion of funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program enacted during the previous administration. At the end of his first year in office, he continued to deal with multiple high visibility issues, including administration efforts to restructure the regulation of the nation’s financial system, attempts to spur recovery of both the mortgage market and the automobile industry, demands for protectionism, President Obama’s tax changes, and negotiations with foreign governments on approaches to worldwide financial issues.

Department of the Treasury
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Secretary of the Treasury

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