US treasurer oversees town hall meeting on $10 bill design

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Posted: Aug 31, 2015 3:15 PM

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony were the most cited nominees to be pictured on the $10 bill during a town hall meeting with U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in upstate New York.

Eleanor Roosevelt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton also had support as Rios took suggestions during an hourlong session Monday in Seneca Falls, where the original 1848 Women's Rights Convention was held.

Afterward, Rios said several hundred names have been suggested since Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced in June that Alexander Hamilton would be replaced on the bill with a woman.

Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.