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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. 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]

Treasurer of the United States
Jovita Carranza official photo (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Jovita Carranza

since April 28, 2017
AppointerThe President
FormationSeptember 6, 1777

The Treasurer's signature, as well as that of the Secretary of the Treasury, 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 seven of the past eleven Treasurers have also been Hispanic.

Requirement for Senate confirmation for the appointment was dropped as of August 10, 2012.[2]

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List of TreasurersEdit

No. Name Term of Office President(s) served under
1  
 
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.[3]
2 Samuel Meredith September 11, 1789 –
December 1, 1801 (12 years, 81 days)
George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
3  
Thomas T. Tucker
December 1, 1801 –
May 2, 1828 (26 years, 153 days)
(served the longest term)
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  
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
February 28, 1860 –
March 21, 1861 (1 year, 21 days)
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
10  
 
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
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
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
May 24, 1887 –
May 10, 1889 (1 year, 351 days)
Grover Cleveland
Benjamin Harrison
17  
 
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
June 1, 1893 –
June 30, 1897 (4 years, 29 days)
Grover Cleveland
William McKinley
20  
 
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
November 1, 1909 –
November 21, 1912 (3 years, 20 days)
William Howard Taft
23  
 
Carmi A. Thompson
November 22, 1912 –
March 31, 1913 (129 days)
(served the shortest term)
William Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
24  
 
John Burke
April 1, 1913 –
January 5, 1921 (7 years, 279 days)
Woodrow Wilson
117 days vacant
25  
 
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
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 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/Dorothy Andrews Elston Kabis[4] May 8, 1969 –
July 3, 1971
(2 years, 56 days)
Richard Nixon
167 days vacant
34  
 
Romana Acosta Bañuelos
December 17, 1971 –
February 14, 1974 (2 years, 59 days)
Richard Nixon
127 days vacant
35
 
Francine Irving Neff
June 21, 1974 –
January 19, 1977 (2 years, 212 days)
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
236 days vacant
36  
 
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  
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
March 1, 1994 –
January 20, 2001 (6 years, 325 days)
Bill Clinton
208 days vacant
41  
 
Rosario Marin
August 16, 2001 –
June 30, 2003 (1 year, 318 days)
George W. Bush
569 days vacant
42  
 
Anna Escobedo Cabral
January 19, 2005 –
January 20, 2009 (4 years, 1 day)
George W. Bush
198 days vacant
43  
Rosa Gumataotao Rios
August 6, 2009 –
July 8, 2016
(6 years, 337 days)
Barack Obama
346 days vacant
44  
Jovita Carranza[5]
June 19, 2017 – present
(2 years, 24 days)
Donald Trump

Since 1949, the length of time the office has been vacant totals 3,740 days, more than 10 years.

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