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Treasury nominee Jack Lew’s loopy signature may mark dollar bills

This memo posted White House website shows signature Jack Lew who was then director Office Management Budget. President Barack Obamis

This memo posted on the White House website shows the the signature of Jack Lew, who was then director of the Office of Management and Budget. President Barack Obama is expected to nominate Lew to be secretary of the Treasury on Thursday. | AP

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WASHINGTON — Jack Lew’s nomination for treasury secretary means a new signature could soon be coming to the dollar bill.

Not that you’ll be able to read it.

Lew’s signature starts off promising enough, with a soft “J.” But what follows are seven loopy scribbles, rendering his signature illegible.

The Treasury secretary’s signature is emblazoned in the lower right corner of U.S. dollar bills of all denominations.

No word from the White House on whether President Barack Obama asked Lew to clean up his signature before nominating him for the Treasury post — or if the Senate will make that a condition of his confirmation.



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