Timothy Geithner Fast Facts

Posted at 3:08 PM, Feb 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-25 16:08:14-05

Here is a look at the life of former US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Birth date: August 18, 1961

Birth place: New York, New York

Birth name: Timothy Franz Geithner

Father: Peter Geithner, international development official

Mother: Deborah (Moore) Geithner

Marriage: Carole (Sonnenfeld) Geithner (June 8, 1985-present)

Children: Elise and Benjamin

Education: Dartmouth College, B.A., 1983; Johns Hopkins, M.A., 1985

Other Facts:
Spent several years of his childhood in Africa and Asia, including Zambia, India and Thailand.

Very athletic and enjoys fly-fishing, skiing, basketball and other sports.

Member of the Group of Thirty Consultative Group on International Economic and Monetary Affairs, Inc.

1985-1988Works at Kissinger Associates, an international consulting firm.

1988-2001 – Works at the Department of the Treasury.

1988-1989 International Economist for the Treasury.

1989-1990 – Assistant to the US Financial Services Negotiator.

1990-1991 Assistant Financial Attache´.

1991-1992 Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs.

1992-1994Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for International Affairs.

1994-1997 Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Monetary and Financial Policy.

1997Senior Deputy Assistant Secretary, International Monetary and Financial Policy.

1997-1998Assistant Secretary for International Affairs.

1998-2001 Undersecretary for International Affairs.

2001- Appointed senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

2001-2003 Director of Policy Development and Review at the International Monetary Fund.

2003-2009President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

November 17, 2003 Named president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In this position, he is also the vice-chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee.

November 24, 2008 – Nominated by US President-elect Barack Obama to be secretary of the Treasury.

January 26, 2009-January 25, 2013 – Secretary of the Treasury. Confirmed by the Senate, 60-34.

August 7, 2011 The Obama administration announces that Geithner plans to remain Treasury secretary through the fall of 2012.

January 25, 2013Steps down as Treasury secretary.

February 2013 – Returns to the Council on Foreign Relations as a Distinguished Fellow.

March 2014-present – Works in the private sector as president of Warburg Pincus, a private equity investing firm.

May 12, 2014 – Geithner’s book, “Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises” is published by Random House.