The Tackle at the Center of the Storm

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:51:09 +0000

From our local paper, a nice article about Hank Paulson, Dartmouth Class of 1968, who may wish his job were as uncomplicated as his days of playing football in college:

Hanover -- More than 40 years ago, a rugged but undersized Hank Paulson regularly dominated bigger Ivy League opponents as an All-East offensive tackle on the Dartmouth College football team.

Today, Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson Jr., 62, is trying to open some daylight for the American economy, meeting with Capitol Hill leaders on Thursday night and standing by President Bush at the White House Friday to announce details of an unprecedented Wall Street bailout.

Former teammates and classmates of Paulson, who graduated from Dartmouth in 1968 as an English major, describe a man of great determination, always prepared, with a quiet manner and humor.