Treasurer of the United States

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Treasurer of the United States
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Official Seal
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Incumbent
Rosa Gumataotao Rios

since August 6, 2009
Inaugural holder Michael Hillegas
Formation September 6, 1777
Website treasury.gov

The Treasurer of the United States is an official in the United States Department of the Treasury who 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. As of 2002 the Office of the Treasurer underwent a major reorganization. The Treasurer now advises the Director of the Mint, the Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Deputy Secretary and the Secretary of the Treasury on matters relating to coinage, currency and the production of other instruments by the United States. The Treasurer's signature, as well as the Treasury Secretary's, appear on Federal Reserve Notes.

Eager[citation needed] to appoint a woman to a prominent political position, President Harry S. Truman appointed Georgia Neese Clark Treasurer in 1949. Since then, every subsequent Treasurer has been a woman, and six of the past ten Treasurers have also been Hispanic.

List of Treasurers[edit]

No. Name Term of Office President(s) served under
1 Michael Hillegas (Engraved Portrait).jpgMichael Hillegas July 29, 1775 –
September 11, 1789
George Washington; Also served under Confederation Congress
Hillegas served jointly with George Clymer until August 6, 1776. The title of the office was "Treasurer of the United Colonies" until May 1777.[1]
2 Samuel Meredith September 11, 1789 –
December 1, 1801
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
3 Thomas T. Tucker December 1, 1801 –
May 2, 1828
(26 years, 153 days)
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
4 William Clark June 4, 1828 –
May 31, 1829
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
5 John Campbell May 26, 1829 –
July 20, 1839
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
6 William Selden July 22, 1839 –
November 23, 1850
Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
James K. Polk,
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
7 Colonel John Sloane.jpgJohn Sloane November 27, 1850 –
April 1, 1853
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
8 Samuel L. Casey April 4, 1853 –
December 22, 1859
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
9 William C Price.jpgWilliam C. Price February 28, 1860 –
March 21, 1861
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
10 Francis Elias Spinner.jpgFrancis E. Spinner March 16, 1861 –
July 30, 1875
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
11 John C. New June 30, 1875 –
July 1, 1876
Ulysses S. Grant
12 A. U. Wyman July 1, 1876 –
June 30, 1877
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
13 James Gilfillan July 1, 1877 –
March 31, 1883
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
14 A U Wyman.jpgA. U. Wyman April 1, 1883 –
April 30, 1885
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
15 Conrad N. Jordan May 1, 1885 –
March 23, 1887
Grover Cleveland
16 James W. Hyatt.jpgJames W. Hyatt May 24, 1887 –
May 10, 1889
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
17 James N Huston.jpgJames N. Huston May 11, 1889 –
April 24, 1891
Benjamin Harrison
18 Enos H. Nebecker April 25, 1891 –
May 31, 1893
Benjamin Harrison
Grover Cleveland
19 Daniel N. Morgan - NARA - 516592 (56-P-13)-retouched.jpgDaniel N. Morgan June 1, 1893 –
June 30, 1897
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
20 Ellis Henry Roberts.jpgEllis H. Roberts July 1, 1897 –
June 30, 1905
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
21 Charles H. Treat July 1, 1905 –
October 30, 1909
Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
22 Lee McClung cph.3b13208.jpgLee McClung November 1, 1909 –
November 21, 1912
William Howard Taft
23 Carmi Thompson.pngCarmi A. Thompson November 22, 1912 –
March 31, 1913
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
24 JohnBurke1908.pngJohn Burke April 1, 1913 –
January 5, 1921
Woodrow Wilson
25 Frank White May 2, 1921 –
May 1, 1928
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
26 Harold Theodore Tate May 31, 1928 –
January 17, 1929
Calvin Coolidge
27 W. O. Woods January 18, 1929 –
May 31, 1933
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
28 William Alexander Julian June 1, 1933 –
May 29, 1949
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
29 Georgia Neese Clark cph.3f05813.jpgGeorgia Neese Clark June 21, 1949 –
January 27, 1953
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
30 Ivy Baker Priest January 28, 1953 –
January 29, 1961
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
31 Elizabeth Rudel Smith January 30, 1961 –
April 13, 1962
John F. Kennedy
264 days vacant
32 Kathryn Granahan.jpgKathryn O'Hay Granahan January 3, 1963 –
November 22, 1966
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
897 days vacant
33 Dorothy Andrews Elston Kabis May 8, 1969 –
July 3, 1971
Richard Nixon
166 days vacant
34 Banuelos.jpgRomana Acosta Bañuelos December 17, 1971 –
February 14, 1974
Richard Nixon
126 days vacant
35 Francine Irving Neff.jpgFrancine Irving Neff June 21, 1974 –
January 19, 1977
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
235 days vacant
36 Azie Taylor Morton.jpgAzie Taylor Morton September 12, 1977 –
January 20, 1981
Jimmy Carter
55 days vacant
37 Angela Marie Buchanan March 17, 1981 –
July 5, 1983
Ronald Reagan
78 days vacant
38 KatherineDOrtega.gif Katherine D. Ortega September 22, 1983 –
July 1, 1989
Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
162 days vacant
39 Catalina Vasquez Villalpando December 11, 1989 –
January 20, 1993
George H. W. Bush
404 days vacant
40 Mary Ellen Withrow.jpg Mary Ellen Withrow March 1, 1994 –
January 20, 2001
Bill Clinton
207 days vacant
41 Rosario marin.jpg Rosario Marin August 16, 2001 –
June 30, 2003
George W. Bush
568 days vacant
42 Anna Escobedo Cabral, official Treasury photo.jpg Anna Escobedo Cabral January 19, 2005 –
January 20, 2009
George W. Bush
197 days vacant
43 Hi-res-rosa-rios.jpg Rosa Gumataotao Rios August 6, 2009 –
present
Barack Obama

The times the office has been vacant for the last 50 years add up to 3,359 days, more than 9 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Treasury website "History of the Treasury"

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