Paul H. O'Neill

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Paul H. O'Neill
72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
January 20, 2001 – December 31, 2002
Preceded byLawrence H. Summers
Succeeded byJohn W. Snow
Personal details
Born(1935-12-04)December 4, 1935
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
DiedApril 18, 2020(2020-04-18) (aged 84)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Nancy O'Neill
Alma materCalifornia State University-Fresno
Claremont Graduate University
Indiana University-Bloomington

Paul Henry O'Neill (December 4, 1935 – April 18, 2020) was an American businessman and politician.

He served as the 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury for part of President George W. Bush's first Administration. He resigned in December 2002 under pressure from the administration and became a harsh critic.

O'Neill was chairman and CEO of Pittsburgh-based industrial giant Alcoa from 1987 to 1999, and retired as chairman at the end of 2000. In 1995, he was made chairman of the RAND Corporation.

O'Neill died of lung cancer on April 18, 2020 in Pittsburgh, aged 84.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Paul O'Neill, former Treasury Secretary who broke with George W. Bush over tax policy, dies at age 84". KTLA. AP. April 18, 2020. Retrieved April 18, 2020.