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Henry Merritt Paulson (Hank)


  • Paulson was a champion wrestler and stand-out football player.

    He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Alpha Epsilon and he was an All-Ivy, All-East, and honorable mention All American as an offensive lineman.


  • Before becoming Treasury Secretary, he was required to liquidate all of his stock holdings in Goldman Sachs, valued at over $600 million in 2006, in order to comply with conflict-of-interest regulations.

    Paulson was known to have persuaded President George W. Bush to allow him to spearhead U.S.-China relations and initiated and led the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue, a forum and mechanism under which the two countries addressed global areas of immediate and long-term strategic and economic interest. In spring 2007, Paulson warned an audience at the Shanghai Futures Exchange that China needed to free up capital markets to avoid losing potential economic growth, saying: "An open, competitive, and liberalized financial market can effectively allocate scarce resources in a manner that promotes stability and prosperity far better than governmental intervention." In September 2008, in light of the economic crisis experienced by the U.S. in the interim, Chinese leaders evidenced hesitation to follow Paulson's advice.


Party affiliation: Republican Party


Denomination: Christian Scientist


Henry Paulson
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Born March 28, 1946
(age 71)
  • 1952 - 1964
    Barrington High School
  • 1964 - 1968
    Dartmouth College
  • 1968 - 1970
    Harvard Business School
  • 1970 - 1972
    Assistant Secretary of Defense , The Pentagon
    United States of America
  • 1972 - 1973
    assistant to John Ehrlichman, administration of United States President Richard Nixon
    United Stated of America
  • 1974 - 1982
    office worker, Chicago office, Goldman Sachs
    United Stated of America
  • 1982 - 1988
    Investment banking worker, Goldman Sachs
    United Stated of America
  • 1988 - 1994
    co-head of Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
    United Stated of America
  • 1994 - 1998
    Chief Operating Officer, Goldman Sachs
    United Stated of America
  • 1999 - 2006
    Chief Executive Officer, Goldman Sachs
    United Stated of America
  • July 10, 2006 - January 20, 2009
    74th United States Secretary of the Treasury, United States Department of the Treasury
    United Stated of America
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