Sylvia Mathews Burwell

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Sylvia Mathews Burwell
15th President of American University
Assumed office
June 1, 2017
Preceded byCornelius M. Kerwin
22nd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
In office
June 9, 2014 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyBill Corr
Mary Wakefield (Acting)
Preceded byKathleen Sebelius
Succeeded byTom Price
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
April 24, 2013 – June 9, 2014
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyBrian Deese
Preceded byJeffrey Zients (Acting)
Succeeded byBrian Deese (Acting)
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
In office
January 20, 1997 – October 21, 1998
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byHarold Ickes
Succeeded byMaria Echaveste
Personal details
Sylvia Mary Mathews

(1965-06-23) June 23, 1965 (age 58)
Hinton, West Virginia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Stephen Burwell
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Worcester College, Oxford (BA)

Sylvia Mathews Burwell was born June 23, 1965 and served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2014 to 2017. Previously she was the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2013 to 2014.

She was nominated by President Barack Obama on April 11, 2014, to the position of the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services after Kathleen Sebelius resigned. Burwell's nomination was confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 2014 by a vote of 78-17.[1][2]

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  1. Budget Chief Is Choice as New Health Secretary
  2. Memmott, Mark. "'I Knew It Wouldn't Be Easy,' Outgoing Health Secretary Sebelius Says : The Two-Way". NPR. Retrieved April 14, 2014.

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