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Treasurer of the United States

The Treasurer of the United States is the only position within the United States Department of the Treasury older than the Department itself. It was established on September 6, 1777.

The Treasurer was originally charged with the receipt and custody of government funds, though many of these functions have been taken over by different bureaus of the Department of the Treasury. Responsibility for oversight of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the United States Mint[?], and the United States Savings Bonds Division (now the Savings Bond Marketing Office within the Bureau of the Public Debt[?]) was assigned to the Treasurer in 1981. The Treasurer reports to the Secretary of the Treasury through the Assistant Secretary (Management)/Chief Financial Officer.

The Treasurer along with the Secretary must sign Federal Reserve notes before they can become legal tender.

In 1949, eager to appoint a woman to a prominant political position President Truman appointed Georgia Neese Clark[?] Treasurer. Since then, every subsequent Treasurer has been a woman.

Treasurers of the United States
Name Term of Office President(s) served under
Michael Hillegas[?] July 29, 1775 - September 11, 1789 none
Samuel Meredith[?] September 11, 1789 - October 31, 1801 George Washington, John Adams,
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas T. Tucker[?] December 1, 1801 - May 2, 1828 Thomas Jefferson, James Madison,
James Monroe, John Quincy Adams
William Clark[?] June 4, 1828 - May 31, 1829 John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson
John Campbell[?] May 26, 1829 - July 20, 1839 Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren
William Selden[?] July 22, 1839 - November 23, 1850 Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison,
John Tyler, James K. Polk,
Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore
John Sloan[?] November 27, 1850 - April 6, 1852 Millard Fillmore
Samuel Casey[?] April 4, 1853 - December 22, 1859 Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan
William C. Price[?] February 28, 1860 - March 21, 1861 Franklin Pierce, Abraham Lincoln
F.E. Spinner[?] March 16, 1861 - July 30, 1875 Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson,
Ulysses S. Grant
John C. New[?] June 30, 1875 - July 1, 1876 Ulysses S. Grant
A.U. Wyman[?] July 1, 1876 - June 30, 1877 Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes
James Gilfillan[?] July 1, 1876 - June 30, 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield,
Chester A. Arthur
Conrad N. Jordan[?] May 1, 1885 - March 23, 1887 Grover Cleveland
James W. Hyatt[?] May 24, 1887 - May 10, 1889 Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison
J.N. Huston[?] May 11, 1889 - April 24, 1891 Benjamin Harrison
Enos H. Nebecker[?] April 25, 1891 - May 31, 1893 Benjamin Harrison, Grover Cleveland
D.N. Morgan[?] June 1, 1893 - June 30, 1897 Grover Cleveland, William McKinley
Ellis H. Roberts[?] July 1, 1897 - June 30, 1905 William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt
Charles H. Treat[?] July 1, 1905 - October 30, 1909 Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft
Lee McClung[?] November 1, 1909 - November 21, 1912 William Howard Taft
Carmi A. Thompson[?] November 22, 1912 - March 31, 1913 William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson
John Burke[?] April 1, 1913 - January 5, 1921 Woodrow Wilson
Frank White[?] May 2, 1921 - May 1, 1928 Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge
H.T. Tate[?] May 31, 1928 - January 17, 1929 Calvin Coolidge
W.O. Woods[?] January 18, 1929 - May 31, 1933 Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
W. A. Julian[?] June 1, 1933 - May 29, 1949 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman
Georgia Neese Clark[?] June 21, 1949 - January 27, 1953 Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ivy Baker Priest[?] January 28, 1953 - January 29, 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy
Elizabeth Rudel Smith[?] January 30, 1961 - April 13, 1962 John F. Kennedy
Kathryn O'Hay Granahan[?] January 3, 1963 - November 22, 1966 John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson
Dorothy Andrews Elston Kabis[?] May 8, 1969 - July 3, 1971 Richard Nixon
Romana Acosta Banuelos[?] December 17, 1971 - February 14, 1974 Richard Nixon
Francine Irving Neff[?] June 21, 1974 - January 19, 1977 Gerald Ford
Azie Taylor Morton[?] September 12, 1977 - January 20, 1981 Jimmy Carter
Angela Marie Buchanan[?] March 17, 1981 - July 5, 1983 Ronald Reagan
Katherine D. Ortega[?] September 22, 1983 - July 1, 1989 Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush
Catalina Vasquez Villalpando[?] November 20, 1989 - January 20, 1993 George H. W. Bush
Mary Ellen Withrow[?] March 1, 1994 - January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton
Rosario Marin[?] August 16, 2001 - present George W. Bush

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