Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET
The United States has had 77 Treasury secretaries in the last 231 years. So far, they've all been men.
That's about to change.
President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to head the Treasury Department, a source close to the transition told NPR on Monday
If confirmed, Yellen would play a leading role in shaping economic policy as the United States continues to dig its way out of the deep hole caused by the coronavirus pandemic.