POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Pound Ridge’s Robert Edward Rubin!
Robert Edward Rubin, who spends his weekends in Pound Ridge, turns 78 on Monday.
Rubin, an economist and banking executive, was born Aug. 29, 1938, in New York City. He served as the 70th U.S. Treasury Secretary during the Clinton administration. Before his government service, he spent 26 years at Goldman Sachs, eventually serving as a board member and co-chairman from 1990 to 1992; Rubin oversaw the loosening of financial industry underwriting guidelines which had been intact since the 1930s. His most prominent post-government role was as director and senior counselor of Citigroup, where he performed ongoing advisory and representational roles for the firm. From November to December 2007, he served temporarily as chairman of Citigroup and resigned from the company on Jan. 9, 2009.
He is engaged actively as a founder of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy think tank which produces research and proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans. He is co-chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the board of the Harvard Corporation, Harvard University's executive board. Rubin is chairman of the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, the nation's leading community development support organization, and serves on the board of trustees of Mount Sinai-NYU Health.