Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

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The Director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is the head of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing within the United States Department of the Treasury. The current Director is Leonard R. Olijar.

The position has existed since 1862, when the United States Congress authorized the Treasury Department to begin printing paper money. Until the 1890s, the office was commonly known as Chief of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

The Director operates with general directions provided by the United States Secretary of the Treasury.

List of Directors of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing[1][edit]

Name Assumed Office Left Office President Appointed By
Spencer M. Clark 1862 1868 Abraham Lincoln
George B. McCartee 1869 1876 Ulysses S. Grant
Henry C. Jewell 1876 1877 Ulysses S. Grant
Edward McPherson 1877 1878 Rutherford B. Hayes
O. H. Irish 1878 1883 Rutherford B. Hayes
Truman N. Burrill 1883 1885 Chester A. Arthur
Edward O. Graves 1885 1889 Grover Cleveland
William Morton Meredith 1889 1893 Benjamin Harrison
Claude M. Johnson 1893 1900 Grover Cleveland
William Morton Meredith 1900 1906 William McKinley
Thomas J. Sullivan 1906 1908 Theodore Roosevelt
Joseph E. Ralph 1908 1917 Theodore Roosevelt
James L. Wilmeth 1917 1922 Woodrow Wilson
Louis A. Hill 1922 1924 Warren G. Harding
Wallace W. Kirby 1924 1924 Calvin Coolidge
Alvin W. Hall 1924 1954 Calvin Coolidge
Henry J. Holtzclaw 1954 1967 Dwight D. Eisenhower
James A. Conlon 1967 1977 Lyndon B. Johnson
Seymour Berry 1977 1979 Jimmy Carter
Harry R. Clements 1979 1982 Jimmy Carter
Robert J. Leuver 1983 1988 Ronald Reagan
Peter H. Daly 1988 1995 Ronald Reagan
Larry E. Rolufs 1995 1997 Bill Clinton
Thomas A. Ferguson 1998 2006 Bill Clinton
Larry R. Felix 2006 2015 George W. Bush
Leonard R. Olijar 2015 Present Barack Obama


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