Treasurer of the United States

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Treasurer of the United States
US-DeptOfTheTreasury-Seal.svg
Official Seal of the Treasury
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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.[1]

The Treasurer's signature, as well as the Treasury Secretary's, appear on Federal Reserve Notes.

President Harry S. Truman appointed Georgia Neese Clark as the first woman 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).jpg
Michael Hillegas
July 29, 1775 –
September 11, 1789 (14 years, 44 days)
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.[2]
2 Samuel Meredith September 11, 1789 –
December 1, 1801 (12 years, 81 days)
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
3 Thomas Tudor Tucker (1745-1828).jpg
Thomas T. Tucker
(served the longest term)
December 1, 1801 –
May 2, 1828 (26 years, 153 days)
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
33 days vacant
4 William Clark June 4, 1828 –
May 26, 1829 (356 days)
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
5 John Campbell May 26, 1829 –
July 20, 1839 (10 years, 55 days)
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
2 days vacant
6 William Selden July 22, 1839 –
November 23, 1850 (11 years, 124 days)
Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
4 days vacant
7 Colonel John Sloane.jpg
John Sloane
November 27, 1850 –
April 1, 1853
(2 years, 125 days)
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
3 days vacant
8 Samuel L. Casey April 4, 1853 –
December 22, 1859 (6 years, 262 days)
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
68 days vacant
9 William C Price.jpg
William C. Price
February 28, 1860 –
March 21, 1861 (1 year, 21 days)
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
10 Francis Elias Spinner.jpg
Francis E. Spinner
March 16, 1861 –
July 30, 1875 (14 years, 136 days)
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
11 John C. New June 30, 1875 –
July 1, 1876
(1 year, 1 day)
Ulysses S. Grant
12 A U Wyman.jpg
A. U. Wyman
July 1, 1876 –
June 30, 1877 (364 days)
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
13 James Gilfillan July 1, 1877 –
March 31, 1883 (5 years, 273 days)
Rutherford B. Hayes
James A. Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
14 A U Wyman.jpg
A. U. Wyman
April 1, 1883 –
April 30, 1885 (2 years, 29 days)
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
15 Conrad N. Jordan May 1, 1885 –
March 23, 1887 (1 year, 326 days)
Grover Cleveland
62 days vacant
16 James W. Hyatt.jpg
James W. Hyatt
May 24, 1887 –
May 10, 1889 (1 year, 351 days)
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
17 James N Huston.jpg
James N. Huston
May 11, 1889 –
April 24, 1891 (1 year, 348 days)
Benjamin Harrison
18 Enos H. Nebecker April 25, 1891 –
May 31, 1893 (2 years, 36 days)
Benjamin Harrison
Grover Cleveland
19 Daniel N. Morgan - NARA - 516592 (56-P-13)-retouched.jpg
Daniel N. Morgan
June 1, 1893 –
June 30, 1897 (4 years, 29 days)
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
20 Ellis Henry Roberts.jpg
Ellis H. Roberts
July 1, 1897 –
June 30, 1905 (7 years, 364 days)
William McKinley
Theodore Roosevelt
21 Charles H. Treat July 1, 1905 –
October 30, 1909 (4 years, 121 days)
Theodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
22 Lee McClung cph.3b13208.jpg
Lee McClung
November 1, 1909 –
November 21, 1912 (3 years, 20 days)
William Howard Taft
23 Carmi Thompson.png
Carmi A. Thompson
(served the shortest term)
November 22, 1912 –
March 31, 1913 (129 days)
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
24 JohnBurke1908.png
John Burke
April 1, 1913 –
January 5, 1921 (7 years, 279 days)
Woodrow Wilson
117 days vacant
25 Fwhite.gif
Frank White
May 2, 1921 –
May 1, 1928
(6 years, 365 days)
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
30 days vacant
26 Harold Theodore Tate May 31, 1928 –
January 17, 1929 (231 days)
Calvin Coolidge
27 W. O. Woods January 18, 1929 –
May 31, 1933 (4 years, 133 days)
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
28 William Alexander Julian June 1, 1933 –
May 29, 1949 (15 years, 362 days)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
23 days vacant
29 Georgia Neese Clark cph.3f05813.jpg
Georgia Neese Clark
June 21, 1949 –
January 27, 1953 (3 years, 220 days)
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
30 Ivy Baker Priest January 28, 1953 –
January 29, 1961 (8 years, 1 day)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
31 Elizabeth Rudel Smith January 30, 1961 –
April 13, 1962 (1 year, 73 days)
John F. Kennedy
265 days vacant
32 Kathryn Granahan.jpg
Kathryn O'Hay Granahan
January 3, 1963 –
November 22, 1966 (3 years, 323 days)
John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
898 days vacant
33 Dorothy Andrews Elston Kabis May 8, 1969 –
July 3, 1971
(2 years, 56 days)
Richard Nixon
167 days vacant
34 Banuelos.jpg
Romana Acosta Bañuelos
December 17, 1971 –
February 14, 1974 (2 years, 59 days)
Richard Nixon
127 days vacant
35 Francine Irving Neff.jpg
Francine Irving Neff
June 21, 1974 –
January 19, 1977 (2 years, 212 days)
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
236 days vacant
36 Azie Taylor Morton.jpg
Azie Taylor Morton
September 12, 1977 –
January 20, 1981 (3 years, 130 days)
Jimmy Carter
56 days vacant
37 Angela Marie Buchanan March 17, 1981 –
July 5, 1983
(2 years, 110 days)
Ronald Reagan
79 days vacant
38 KatherineDOrtega.gif
Katherine D. Ortega
September 22, 1983 –
July 1, 1989
(5 years, 282 days)
Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
163 days vacant
39 Catalina Vasquez Villalpando December 11, 1989 –
January 20, 1993 (3 years, 40 days)
George H. W. Bush
405 days vacant
40 Mary Ellen Withrow.jpg
Mary Ellen Withrow
March 1, 1994 –
January 20, 2001 (6 years, 325 days)
Bill Clinton
208 days vacant
41 Rosario marin.jpg
Rosario Marin
August 16, 2001 –
June 30, 2003 (1 year, 318 days)
George W. Bush
569 days vacant
42 Anna Escobedo Cabral, official Treasury photo.jpg
Anna Escobedo Cabral
January 19, 2005 –
January 20, 2009 (4 years, 1 day)
George W. Bush
198 days vacant
43 Hi-res-rosa-rios.jpg
Rosa Gumataotao Rios
August 6, 2009 –
present
(5 years, 329 days)
Barack Obama

Since 1950, the length of time the office has been vacant totals 3,371 days, more than nine years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ US Treasury website "History of the Treasury"

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