Rosario Marin

Politician from United States of America

Rosario Marin Rosario Marin (born April 4, 1958) was the 41st Treasurer of the United States from August 16, 2001 to June 30, 2003, serving under President George W. Bush. She is the first person to assume the post since William Clark who was not born a United States citizen. She is the only U.S. Treasurer ever born outside U.S. borders or territory that would eventually become part of the country and is, therefore, often referred to as the only foreign-born Treasurer of the United States. Marin was born Rosario Spindola in Mexico City, Mexico. Her father Mariano, a worker in a label-making factory in California, brought his family to the United States in 1972 on visas provided by his employer. The move was initially resisted by Marin due to her upcoming quinceañera and her fear of leaving behind her customs and traditions. Marin's family settled in Huntington Park, California where her father obtained work as a janitor and her mother as a seamstress. They returned briefly to their old home in Mexico to celebrate a "small fiesta" in her honor. Her poor command of English was another reason that Marin had resisted coming to the U.S. In high school, she was given an IQ test on which she scored a  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
Place of birth
Mexico City
United States of America


Institution From To
California State University, Los Angeles

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