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Sylvia Mathews Burwell
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15th President of American University
Assumed office
June 1, 2017
Preceded by Cornelius M. Kerwin
22nd United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
In office
June 9, 2014 – January 20, 2017
President Barack Obama
Deputy Bill Corr
Mary Wakefield (Acting)
Preceded by Kathleen Sebelius
Succeeded by Tom Price
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
In office
April 24, 2013 – June 9, 2014
President Barack Obama
Deputy Brian Deese
Preceded by Jeffrey Zients (Acting)
Succeeded by Brian Deese (Acting)
White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
In office
January 20, 1997 – October 21, 1998
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Harold Ickes
Succeeded by Maria Echaveste
Personal details
Sylvia Mary Mathews

June 23, 1965 (1965-06-23) (age 56)
Hinton, West Virginia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Stephen Burwell
Children 2
Education Harvard University (BA)
Worcester College, Oxford (BA)

Sylvia Mathews Burwell was born June 23, 1965 and served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services from 2014 to 2017. Previously she was the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget from 2013 to 2014.

She was nominated by President Barack Obama on April 11, 2014, to the position of the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services after Kathleen Sebelius resigned. Burwell's nomination was confirmed by the Senate on June 5, 2014 by a vote of 78-17.

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