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John William Snow Edit Profile

also known as Jack Snow

secretary , company executive

John William Snow, investment company executive, former United States Secretary of the Treasury. Ex officio trustee National Gallery Art; Member Virginia State Bar.


Snow, John William was born on August 2, 1939 in Toledo. Son of William Dean and Catherine (Howard) Snow.


Bachelor, Kenyon College/U. Toledo, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, University Virginia, 1965. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1967.


Assistant professor economics University Maryland, College Park, 1965-1967. Associate Wheeler & Wheeler, Washington, 1967-1972. Assistant general counsel United States Department Transportation, 1972-1973, deputy assistant secretary for policy, plans and international affairs, 1973-1974, assistant secretary for governmental affairs, 1974-1975, deputy under secretary, 1975-1976.

Administrator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1976-1977. Vice president government affairs Chessie System Inc., 1977-1980. Senior vice president corporation services CSX Corporation, Richmond, Virginia, 1980-1984, executive vice president, 1984-1985.

President, Chief Executive Officer Chessie System Railroads, Baltimore, 1985-1986, CSX Rail Transport, Jacksonville, Florida, 1986-1987, CSX Transportation, Jacksonville, Virginia, 1987-1988. President, chief operating officer CSX Corporation, Richmond, 1988-1989, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1989-1991, chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1991—2003. Secretary United States Department Treasury, Washington, 2003—2006.

Chairman Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., New York City, since 2006. Advisory to board Fosun International, since 2010. Adjunct professor law George Washington University, 1972-1975.

Visiting professor economics University Virginia, Charlottesville, spring 1977. Visiting fellow American Enterprises Institute, Washington, spring 1977. Board directors Marathon Oil Corporation, since 2006, Verizon Communications Inc., since 2006.


Ex officio trustee National Gallery Art. Member Virginia State Bar. Clubs: Chevy Chase, Metropolitan (Washington).

Country of Virginia (Richmond).


Married Fredrica Wheeler, June 11, 1964 (divorced 1973). Children: Bradley, Ian. Married Carolyn Kalk, August 31, 1973.

1 child, Christopher.

William Dean Snow

Catherine (Howard) Snow

Fredrica Wheeler

Carolyn Kalk

Bradley Snow

Ian Snow

Christopher Snow