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1st Native American US treasurer to be appointed

Native American to be appointed US treasurer. Marilynn Malerba will be the first Native American to hold position if appointed.

Where: United States

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In a historic first, a native American is being appointed US treasurer.
On Tuesday, the White House announced President Joe Biden’s intent to appoint Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba as his administration establishes an Office of Tribal and Native Affairs at the Treasury Department, which the US treasurer will oversee.
The treasurer’s duties include oversight of the US Mint, serving as a liaison with the Federal Reserve, and overseeing the Treasury’s Office of Consumer Policy.
The treasurer’s signature appears on US currency bills.
Malerba, the lifetime chief of the Mohegan Indian Tribe, previously worked as a registered nurse, according to the tribe’s website, and has served in various tribal government roles.

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