|Sarah Bloom Raskin Quick Info
|5 ft 7 in
|Date of Birth
|April 15, 1961
Sarah Bloom Raskin is an American attorney and financial markets policymaker who served as the 13th United States Deputy Secretary of the Treasury from 2014 to 2017.
Sarah Bloom Raskin
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Sarah Bloom Raskin studied at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, a comprehensive public high school in Flossmoor, Illinois, and graduated in 1979. She then got enrolled at Amherst College, a private liberal arts college situated in Amherst, Massachusetts, and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1983. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on monetary policy.
In 1986, she completed her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Later on, she was honored with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Muhlenberg College on May 19, 2019.
Attorney, Financial Markets Policymaker
- Father – Herbert Bloom
- Mother – Arlene (née Perlis)
- Others – Marcus Goodman Raskin (Father-In-Law; April 30, 1934 – December 24, 2017) (Progressive Social Critic, Political Activist, Author, Philosopher, Former staff aide to President John F. Kennedy on the National Security Council, Served as a professor of public policy at The George Washington University’s School of Public Policy and Public Administration, Co-founder of the progressive think tank the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC), Barbara Raskin (Mother-In-Law; 1936–1999) (Journalist, Novelist), Erika Raskin Littlewood (Sister-In-Law), Noah Raskin (Brother-In-Law)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Sarah Bloom Raskin has dated –
- Jamie Raskin (1990-Present) – She tied the knot with attorney, law professor, and politician Jamie Raskin in 1990 and they were blessed with 3 children – two daughters named Hannah and Tabitha and a son named Thomas (Tommy). Jamie has also served as the U.S. representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district. Their son was a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School, a graduate of Amherst College, and a second-year student at Harvard Law School when he committed suicide at the age of 25 in December 2020, after a prolonged battle with depression. In a farewell note, Thomas said, “Please forgive me. My illness won today. Look after each other, the animals and the global poor. All my love, Tommy.”
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Sarah Bloom Raskin Facts
- She was appointed as an associate at Arnold & Porter and she also worked as counsel for the Senate Banking Committee.
- Sarah Bloom Raskin was nominated by President Barack Obama to the Federal Reserve Board along with fellow nominees Dr. Janet Yellen (president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco) and Peter A. Diamond (MIT Institute professor of economics). On September 30, 2010, Sarah and Yellen were unanimously confirmed as Federal Reserve Board governors by the United States Senate and they both were sworn in by Fed Chairperson Ben Bernanke on October 4, 2010.
- She was a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law during the 2017–2018 academic year.
- The Joe Biden administration nominated Sarah Bloom Raskin on January 14, 2022, to serve as vice chairwoman for banking supervision at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The nomination was opposed by Republican lawmakers, who boycotted a committee vote to advance her nomination to the entire Senate. Later on, the Biden administration withdrew the nomination at her request on March 15, 2022. In her letter to President Biden, she stated that it was her “considered view that the perils of climate change must be added to the list of serious risks that the Federal Reserve considers as it works to ensure the stability and resiliency of our economy and financial system.”
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