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Paul Henry H. O'Neill

United States Secretary of the Treasury

Paul Henry O'Neill, former United States Secretary of the Treasury. Recipient National Institute Public Affairs Career Education award, 1965, William A. Jump Meritorious award, 1971, Health Quality award, National Committee Quality Assurance, 2003; Fellow National Institute Public Affairs, 1966.


O'Neill, Paul Henry was born on December 4, 1935 in St. Louis. Son of John Paul and Gaynald Elsie (Irvin) O'N.


Bachelor, Fresno State College, 1960. Haynes Foundation fellow, Claremont Graduate School, 1961. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1965.

Master of Public Administration, Indiana University, 1966. Doctor of Science (honorary), Clarkson University, 1993. Doctor of Science (honorary), Georgetown University, 2005.

D Public Service (honorary), Edinboro University, 1997. D Public Service (honorary), California University Pennsylvania, 1998. D Business Leadership (honorary), Duquesne University, 1999.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), California State University, 1999. D Public Service (honorary), University Pittsburgh, 2003. D Public Policy (honorary), Carnegie-Mellon University, 2003.

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy (honorary), Pardee Research and Development, 2004.


Site engineer Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc, Inc., Anchorage, 1955-1957. Systems analyst VA, Washington, 1961-1966. Budget examiner Bureau of Budget, 1967-1969.

Chief human resources program division Office Management & Budget, Executive Office of the President, 1969-1970, assistant director, 1971-1972, associate director, 1973-1974, deputy director, 1974-1977. Vice president International Paper Company, New York City, 1977-1981, senior vice president, 1981-1985, president, director, 1985-1987. Chief Executive Officer Alcoa Inc., Pittsburgh, 1987-1999, chairman, 1987-2000.

Founding co-chair Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative, 1997—2005. Secretary United States Department Treasury, Washington, 2001—2002. Senior advisor The Blackstone Group, L.P., New York City, since 2003.

Chairman President's Education Policy Advisory Committee, 1989—1992. Board directors Eastman Kodak, 2003—2006, Center for Global Development, since 2004, Celanese Corporation, since 2004, Nalco Company, Qcept, TRW Automotive Holdings, Research and Development, since 2003, member board of health, since 2003, board advisory, since 2003, former chairman. Senior advisor Blackstone Group, since 2003.

Member national board visitors California State University, Fresno. Member National Quality Forum, since 2003.


The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.


God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.


A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.


Trustee Council for Excellence in Government, since 2003. Board visitors Heinz School, since 2004. Active Riverlife Task Force, Pittsburgh, since 2003.

Board directors Gerald R. Ford Foundation, since 1981, chairman finance committee. Fellow National Academy Public Administration. Member American Academy Arts and Science, National Academy Social Insurance (founding member, honorary advisor), Peterson Institute (board directors since 2003).


Married Nancy Jo Wolfe, September 4, 1955. Children: Patricia, Margaret, Julie, Paul Henry.

John Paul O'N.

Gaynald Elsie (Irvin) O'N.

Nancy Jo Wolfe

Patricia O'Neill

Margaret O'Neill

Julie O'Neill

Paul Henry O'Neill