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Romana Acosta Bañuelos, U.S. Treasurer Under Nixon, Dies at 92

Feb 05, 2018 - The New York Times
Board and Executive Moves

Before her name was printed on paper currency notes as the treasurer of the United States, Romana Acosta Bañuelos had been deported to Mexico as a child in the early 1930s, only to return a decade later as an 18-year-old single mother.

Arriving in Los Angeles with only a middle-school-level education, she went on to start what became a multimillion-dollar Mexican food company and helped found the first Latino-owned bank in California.

President Richard M. Nixon, a fellow Californian...