Day 29 of Women’s Herstory month a self made woman and Latina at a high government post:
Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Before her name was printed on paper currency notes as the treasurer of the United States, RomanaAcosta 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.
President Richard M. Nixon, a fellow Californian, cited her business success when, in 1971, he nominated her to serve as treasurer. “In her extraordinarily successful career as a self-made businesswoman,” he said, “Mrs. Bañuelos has displayed exceptional initiative, perseverance and skill.” Ms. Acosta Bañuelos, a Republican, served from 1971 to… More