### February 19 On February 19, 1790, I was appointed America's first Secretary of the Treasury by President George Washington! It was an exciting moment and one that marked a huge milestone in my life—the beginning of what would later become a distinguished career as a Founding Father of our great nation. Fun fact: Since there was no Department of the Treasury yet, I had to work out of my own home for nearly a year until the official home of the treasury was completed. I recall I was feeling a bit overwhelmed at times with all the responsibilities that came with this new position but I knew this was a crucial role in establishing our strong financial future. To relieve some of the stress, I took a break every now and then to play music on my violin which was a hobby of mine. Yes, February 19 was definitely a momentous day in my life and I am proud of the mark I left on our young country.