Cabral Sworn in As U.S. Treasurer
Jan. 19, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Anna Escobedo Cabral may not be a household name, but pretty soon her name will be on the money. She was sworn in Wednesday as the nation's 42nd U.S. treasurer.
Treasury Secretary John Snow did the honors in the Treasury Department's ornate Cash Room during a brief ceremony that was attended by another of Bush's prominent Hispanic nominees, Alberto Gonzales, nominated to be attorney general.
Cabral, who had served as a longtime aide to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will succeed Rosario Marin, who resigned in May 2003 to return to California. She lost a Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate.
The signature of the treasurer, along with that of the treasury secretary, appears on all U.S. currency.