Jack Lew Finally Has A (Mostly) Legible Signature

When Jack Lew was confirmed as Secretary of the Treasury, there was much speculation about what would happen to his signature, which would appear on all U.S. currency printed after his succession to the office. This was understandable, considering what passed for Lew’s signature while he was White House Budget Director, as shown by this mock-up created at the time:


Today, the Treasury Dept. released Lew’s “official” currency signature:

Jack Lew SignatureMuch better,  Mr. Secretary.

H/T: Zachary Goldfarb


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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. John Peabody says:

    Give him a sticker! A silver one, though.

  2. John Burgess says:

    After rapping his knuckles, Sr. Anna-Peter would have had him in remedial penmanship so quickly his eyes would have bled.

  3. Gustopher says:

    Sad. I liked the first one better.