Yesterday Janet Yellen was confirmed by the United States Senate as the 78th Secretary of the Treasury. Yellen thereby, has achieved several “firsts” in her new position.
She is the first person to hold both the position of Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Treasury Secretary.
She is the first women to be Treasury Secretary, just as she was the first women to be Chair of the Federal Reserve.
And at 74, she is the oldest Treasury Secretary. Appropriately appointed by the oldest US President.