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Robert Edward Rubin, diversified financial services company executive, former United States Secretary of the Treasury. Bar: New York 1965.


Rubin, Robert Edward was born on August 29, 1938 in New York City. Son of Alexander and Sylvia (Seiderman) Rubin.


Bachelor of Arts in Economic (summa cum laude), Harvard University, 1960. Postgraduate, London School of Economics, 1961. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1964.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Yeshiva University, 1996.


Associate Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York City, 1964-1966, Goldman, Sachs & Company, New York City, 1966-1970, partner, 1971, member management committee, 1980, vice chairman, co-chief operating officer, 1987-1990, co-senior partner, co-chairman, 1990-1992. Assistant to President for economic policy The White House, Washington, 1993-1995. Director The National Economic Council, 1993—1995.

Secretary United States Department Treasury, 1995-1999. Chairman executive committee Citigroup, Incorporated, New York York City, 1999—2008, interim chairman, 2007, senior counselor, 2008—2009. Vice chairman Council Foreign Relations, Washington, 2003—2007, co-chairman, since 2007.

Special limited partner Insight Venture Partners, New York City, since 2009. Counselor Centerview Partners LLC, since 2010. Member President's Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations, Washington, 1980-1982, member advisory committee on tender offers Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1983, Governor's Commission on Trade Competitiveness, 1987, regulatory advisory committee New York Stock Exchange, 1988-1990, advisory committee international capital markets Federal Reserve Bank New York, 1989-1993, Securities and Exchange Commission Market Oversight and Finance Services Advisory Committee, 1991-1993, Governor's Advisory Panel on Finance Services, 1988-1989.

Partner, board directors New York City Partnership Inc., 1991-1993. Board directors Center for National Policy, 1982-1993, vice chairman, 1984. Board directors New York Futures Exchange, New York City, 1979-1985, Chicago Board Options Exchange Inc., 1972-1976, Citigroup Inc., 1999-2009, Ford Motor Company, 2000-2006.

Board trustees Mount Sinai Hospital, 1977, vice chairman, 1986. Trustee Station W National Educational Television-television, 1985-1993, Carnegie Corporation of New York, 1990-1993. Member Mayor's Council Economic Advisors, 1990, Governor's Council on Fiscal and Economic Priorities, 1990-1992.

Member advisory board, Insight Venture Partners, since 2000.


  • Bar: New York 1965.


  • Other Work

    • Author (with Jacob Weisberg): In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington, 2003 (named one of Ten Best Business Books, Business Week, 2003).


Trustee American Ballet Theatre Foundation, Incorporated, New York York City, 1969-1993, trustee Collegiate School, 1978-1984. Member board overseers' committee to visit economics department Harvard University, 1981-1987, committee on university resources, 1987-1992. Member finance committee New York campaign Mondale for President, 1983-1984.

Member investment advisory council New York City Pension Fund, 1980-1989. Chairman Democratic Congressional Dinner, Washington, 1982. Democrats for the 80s, 1985-1989, Democrats for the 90s, 1989-1990.

Chairman New York City host committee 1992 Democratic Convention, 1989-1992. Member Commission National Elections. Member Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard Club (New York City), Century Country Club (Purchase, New York ).


Married Judith Leah Oxenberg, March 27, 1963. Children: James Samuel, Philip Matthew.

Alexander Rubin

Sylvia (Seiderman) Rubin

Judith Leah Oxenberg

Philip Matthew Rubin

James Samuel Rubin