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Back in January, when Jacob “Jack” Lew was a mere nominee for the position of Secretary of the Treasury, the New York Magazine described his signature as a “slinky that has lost its spring.” Now, as the official Treasury secretary, his signature has changed.

1. Why were people worrying about Lew’s signature in the first place?
2. When was Jacob Lew sworn into office?
3. Who did Mr. Lew replace?
4. Research Mr. Lew’s background. What do you find interesting about him and/or his qualifications?

Peralta, E. (2013). Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew Gets A New Signature., May 7 (Retrievable online at
Klein, E. (2013). The best thing about a Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. The Washington Post, January 9 (Retrievable online at
Bennett, D. (2013). Here’s Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s New John Hancock, The Atlantic, June 18 (Retrievable online at
NBC Nightly News video. (2013). Jacob Lew’s new signature. NBC, May 7 (Retrievable online at

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