Stella Hackel Sims

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Stella Hackel, Vermont Treasurer and Director of the U.S. Mint

Stella Hackel Sims (born 1926) was Director of the United States Mint from 1977 to 1981.

Biography[edit]

Stella Bloomberg was born in 1926 in Burlington, Vermont.[1] She was educated at the University of Vermont, graduating in 1945, and at the Boston University School of Law, receiving her J.D. in 1948.[1]

In 1949 she married Donald H. Hackel (1925--1985). In 1956 she was elected prosecutor of Rutland, Vermont, holding that office until 1963.[1] From 1963 to 1973, she was Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Employment Security.[1] In 1971-72, she was also President of the Interstate Conference of Employment Security Agencies.[1]

She was the successful Democratic Party nominee for Vermont State Treasurer in 1974 and served one term, 1975 to 1977.[1] She was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor of Vermont in 1976, losing the general election to Richard A. Snelling.[1] She was succeeded as Treasurer by Emory A. Hebard and returned to Rutland as city attorney.[1]

In 1977, President of the United States Jimmy Carter named Hackel Director of the United States Mint, and she held this office from November 1977 to April 1981.[1] In that capacity, she oversaw the creation of the Susan B. Anthony dollar in 1979. During her time at the Mint she remarried and became known as Stella Hackel Sims.[1]

Hackel Sims retired in 1988, settling in Arlington, Virginia and Naples, Florida.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Profile from Vermont Women's History Project
  2. ^ Resolution 11-12864, Naples, Florida City Council, April 6, 2011
Government offices
Preceded by
Mary Brooks
Director of the United States Mint
November 1977 – April 1981
Succeeded by
Donna Pope