Anna Esobedo Cabral was born on October 12, 1959.  In 2004, President George W. Bush confirmed Cabral to serve as the 42nd Treasurer of the United States. She grew up in San Bernardino, California, and comes from a farmworker family. At the age of 16, she wanted to graduate early from high school and work full-time to help her family. With the persuasion of a high school math teacher, Cabral applied to college and her life thereafter took a different path. She attended UC-Davis and graduated with a degree in political science in 1987. In 1990, Cabral earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and later received her law degree from George Mason University in 2008. 

In 1991, she worked as staff director for the U.S. Senate Republican Task Force on Hispanic Affairs to later leading the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. In 2003, she worked as the Director of the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives.

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Title “Her name’s right on the money”
Date April 27, 2005
Source The Desert Sun



High school students reflect on the influence Anna Escobedo Cabral had on them

Title “U.S. treasurer inspires, motivates students”
Date September 17, 2005
Source The Desert Sun


Title “IRS publicizes tax credit for working poor”
Date January 28, 2007
Source The Los Angeles Times