Friday, August 20, 2010
US naturalized citizen of the day- Elaine Chao
Elaine L. Chao is a Distinguished Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, where she concentrates on jobs, employment, trade, federal spending and workforce issues.
An immigrant from Taiwan who arrived in America at age 8, not speaking a word of English, Chao rose to become the nation's 24th Secretary of Labor, a post she held from 2001 to 2009. She is the first woman of Asian descent ever to serve in the Cabinet of an American president, and the longest-serving labor secretary since World War II.