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

Feb 05, 2018 - The New York Times

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 establish the first Latino-owned bank in California.

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