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Robert Rubin
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Politician
    (August 29, 1938- )
    Born in New York City, New York
    Middle name is Edward
    United States Secretary of Treasury (January 11, 1995 – July 2, 1999)
    Former Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations
    He only attended Harvard Law School for three days.
    He is a Wall Street insider with a long history of going to bat for Goldman Sachs.
    He is sometimes confused with Rick Rubin.
    He was behind the financial deregulation of the Clinton years which led to the housing crisis and subsequent Recession of 2008.
    Many of his friends and colleagues were granted prominent spots in the Obama administration from their association with him, leading some to call him 'the wizard behind the curtain.'
    He sparked controversy in 2001 when he contacted an acquaintance at the Treasury Department to ask if the department could convince bond-rating agencies not to downgrade the corporate debt of Citigroup debtor Enron (an internal audit ultimately concluded he had done nothing wrong).
    He was pushed to resign as chairman of Citigroup after allegations that he received significant personal compensation - upwards of $126 million - during the decade leading up to the financial crisis (January 9, 2009).
    He attended the London School of Economics and received an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1964.
    He joined Goldman Sachs in 1966 as an associate in the risk arbitrage department.
    His advisory role became so inseparable from the Clinton administration's policies the phrase 'Rubinomics' was coined in his honor.
    His memoir, 'In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington (2003,' was a New York Times bestseller as well and was named one of Business Week's ten best business books.
    He has testified before Congress several times about the economic effects of climate change and the costs of inaction, and has served on several advisory boards on the subject.
    Chuck Hagel said 'During his tenure as Treasury Secretary, Bob was an ideal public servant who put policy before politics.'

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