Jack Lew

United States Ambassador to Israel since 2023

Jacob Joseph "Jack" Lew (born August 29, 1955) is an American politician, lawyer and diplomat who has been the U.S. Ambassador to Israel since 2023. He was the 76th Secretary of the Treasury from 2013 to 2017. He was also the 25th White House Chief of Staff from 2012 to 2013. Lew previously was Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Clinton and Obama Administrations. He is a member of the Democratic party.

Jack Lew
United States Ambassador to Israel
Assumed office
November 5, 2023
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byThomas R. Nides
76th United States Secretary of the Treasury
In office
February 28, 2013 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyNeal S. Wolin
Mary J. Miller (acting)
Sarah Bloom Raskin
Preceded byTimothy Geithner
Succeeded bySteven Mnuchin
25th White House Chief of Staff
In office
January 27, 2012 – January 25, 2013
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byWilliam Daley
Succeeded byDenis McDonough
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
November 18, 2010 – January 27, 2012
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJeffrey Zients (Acting)
Succeeded byJeffrey Zients (Acting)
In office
May 21, 1998 – January 19, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
Preceded byFranklin Raines
Succeeded byMitch Daniels
Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
In office
January 28, 2009 – November 18, 2010
SecretaryHillary Clinton
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byThomas Nides
Personal details
Jacob Joseph Lew

(1955-08-29) August 29, 1955 (age 68)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ruth Schwartz
Alma materCarleton College
Harvard University
Georgetown University Law Center

United States Secretary of Treasury Nomination


On January 10, 2013, Lew was nominated to become United States Secretary of the Treasury[1] during Obama's second term replacing Timothy Geithner, who retired. He was confirmed for being the next secretary of the treasury by the United States Senate on February 27, 2013.



On September 5, 2023, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Lew to serve as United States ambassador to Israel.[2] On October 31, 2023, Lew was confirmed as Ambassador to Israel by a vote of 53 to 43 along party lines, with only Republican Senators Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham voting to approve his nomination.[3]


  1. Jackie Calmes (January 10, 2013). "Lew Would Complete Transformation of Obama's Economic Team". The New York Times. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  2. "President Biden Announces Jacob J Lew as Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the State of Israel". The White House. September 5, 2023. Retrieved September 5, 2023.
  3. "Senate confirms Jack Lew as U.S. ambassador to Israel". MSN. Retrieved October 31, 2023.

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