Who is Rosario Marin
Former Treasurer of the United States
Rosario Marin (born April 4, 1958) was the 41st Treasurer of the United States from August 16, 2001, to June 30, 2003, serving under PresidentGeorge W. Bush. She is the first person since William Clark to assume the post without having been born a United States citizen. She is the only U.S. Treasurer ever born outside U.S. borders and is, therefore, often referred to as the only foreign-born Treasurer of the United States.
Marin was sworn in on August 16, 2001. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill presided over the ceremony. She became the highest ranking Latina to serve in President Bush’s Administration and, as such, was often called upon to represent it before the Hispanic community.
In addition to the Treasurer’s traditional duties of overseeing the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Marin’s tenure included organizing the Department’s first financial education outreach efforts. She also served as a member of the new Partnership for Prosperity efforts between the United States and Mexico. Marin was particularly concerned with educating young people on the importance of building and maintaining financial stability. She also served as a designee to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans on behalf of Treasury Secretary John W. Snow.