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Department of the Treasury SealThe United States Treasury Department is entrusted with a broad range of duties and functions. In addition to monetary functions such as budgets, taxes, and currency production and circulation, Treasury also oversees critical functions in enforcement, economic policy development, and international treaty negotiation, just to name a few.

Dates of Service
Secretary
Appointed by
Sep. 11, 1789 - Jan. 31, 1795
Alexander Hamilton Washington
Feb. 3, 1795 - Mar. 3, 1797
Oliver Wolcott Jr. Washington
Mar. 4, 1797 - Dec. 31, 1800
John Adams
Jan. 1, 1801 - Mar. 3, 1801
Samuel Dexter John Adams
Mar. 4, 1801 - May. 13, 1801
Jefferson
May 14, 1801 - Mar. 3, 1809
Albert Gallatin Jefferson
Mar. 4, 1809 - Feb 8, 1814
Madison
Feb. 9, 1814 - Oct. 5, 1814
George W. Campbell Madison
Oct. 6, 1814 - Oct. 21, 1816
Alexander J. Dallas Madison
Oct. 22, 1816 - Mar. 3, 1817
William H. Crawford Madison
Mar. 4, 1817 - Mar. 6, 1825
Monroe
Mar. 7, 1825 - Mar. 5, 1829
Richard Rush J.Q. Adams
Mar. 6, 1829 - Jun. 20, 1831
Samuel D. Ingham Jackson
Aug. 8, 1831 - May 28, 1833
Louis McLane Jackson
May 29, 1833 - Sep. 22, 1833
William J. Duane Jackson
Sep. 23, 1833 - Jun. 25, 1834
Roger B. Taney Jackson
Jul. 1, 1834 - Mar. 3, 1837
Levi Woodbury Jackson
Mar. 4, 1837 - Mar. 3, 1841
Van Buren
Mar. 4, 1841 - Apr. 4, 1841
Thomas Ewing W.H. Harrison
Apr. 5, 1841 - Sep. 11, 1841
Tyler
Sep. 13, 1841 - Mar. 1, 1843
Walter Forward Tyler
Mar. 8, 1843 - May 2, 1844
John C. Spencer Tyler
Jul. 4, 1844 - Mar. 4, 1845
George M. Bibb Tyler
Mar. 5, 1845 - Mar. 7, 1845
Polk
Mar. 8, 1845 - Mar. 5, 1849
Robert J. Walker Polk
Mar. 8, 1849 - Jul. 9, 1850
William M. Meredith Taylor
Jul. 10, 1850 - Jul. 22, 1850
Fillmore
Jul. 23, 1850 - Mar. 6, 1853
Thomas Corwin Fillmore
Mar. 7, 1853 - Mar. 6, 1857
James Guthrie Pierce
Mar. 7, 1857 - Dec. 8, 1860
Howell Cobb Buchanan
Dec. 12, 1860 - Jan. 14, 1861
Philip F. Thomas Buchanan
Jan. 15, 1861 - Mar. 6, 1861
John A. Dix Buchanan
Mar. 7, 1861 - Jun. 30, 1864
Salmon P. Chase Lincoln
Jul. 5, 1864 - Mar. 3, 1865
William P. Fessenden Lincoln
Mar. 9, 1865 - Apr. 15, 1865
Hugh McCulloch Lincoln
Apr. 16, 1865 - Mar. 3, 1869
A. Johnson
Mar. 12, 1869 - Mar. 16, 1873
George S. Boutwell Grant
Mar. 17, 1873 - Jun. 3, 1874
William A. Richardson Grant
Jun. 4, 1874 - Jun. 20, 1876
Benjamin H. Bristow Grant
Jul. 7, 1876 - Mar. 3, 1877
Lot M. Morrill Grant
Mar. 4, 1877 - Mar. 9, 1877
Hayes
Mar. 10, 1877 - Mar. 3, 1881
John Sherman Hayes
Mar. 8, 1881 - Sep. 19, 1881
William Windom Garfield
Sep. 20, 1881 - Nov. 13, 1881
Arthur
Nov. 14, 1881 - Sep. 4, 1884
Charles J. Folger Arthur
Sep. 5, 1884 - Oct. 30, 1884
Walter Q. Gresham Arthur
Oct. 31, 1884 - Mar. 3, 1885
Hugh McCulloch Arthur
Mar. 4, 1885 - Mar. 7, 1885
Cleveland
Mar. 8, 1885 - Mar. 31, 1887
Daniel Manning Cleveland
Apr. 1, 1887 - Mar. 6, 1889
Charles S. Fairchild Cleveland
Mar. 7, 1889 - Jan. 29, 1891
William Windom B. Harrison
Feb. 25, 1891 - Mar. 3, 1893
Charles Foster B. Harrison
Mar. 4, 1893 - Mar. 6, 1893
Cleveland
Mar. 7, 1893 - Mar. 3, 1897
John G. Carlisle Cleveland
Mar. 4, 1897 - Mar. 5, 1897
McKinley
Mar. 6, 1897 - Sep. 14, 1901
Lyman J. Gage McKinley
Sep. 5, 1901 - Jan. 31, 1902
T. Roosevelt
Feb. 1, 1902 - Mar. 3, 1907
L.M. Shaw T. Roosevelt
Mar. 4, 1907 - Mar. 7, 1909
George B. Cortelyou T. Roosevelt
Mar. 8, 1909 - Mar. 5, 1913
Franklin MacVeagh Taft
Mar. 6, 1913 - Dec. 15, 1918
W.G. McAdoo Wilson
Dec. 16, 1918 - Feb. 1, 1920
Carter Glass Wilson
Feb. 2, 1920 - Mar. 3, 1921
David F. Houston Wilson
Mar. 4, 1921 - Aug. 2, 1923
Andrew W. Mellon Harding
Aug. 3, 1923 - Mar. 3, 1929
Coolidge
Mar. 4, 1929 - Feb. 12, 1932
Hoover
Feb. 13, 1932- Mar. 4, 1933
Ogden L. Mills Hoover
Mar. 5, 1933 - Dec. 31, 1933
William H. Woodin F.D. Roosevelt
Jan. 1, 1934 - Apr. 12, 1945
Henry Morgenthau Jr. F.D. Roosevelt
Apr. 12, 1945 - Jul. 22, 1945
Truman
Jul. 23, 1945 - Jun. 23, 1946
Fred M. Vinson Truman
Jun. 25, 1946 - Jan. 20, 1953
John W. Snyder Truman
Jan. 21, 1953 - Jul. 29, 1957
George M. Humphrey Eisenhower
Jul. 29, 1957 - Jan. 20, 1961
Robert B. Anderson Eisenhower
Jan. 21, 1961 - Nov 22, 1963
C. Douglas Dillon Kennedy
Nov. 22, 1963 - Apr. 1, 1965
L.B. Johnson
Apr. 1, 1965 - Dec. 20, 1968
Henry H. Fowler L.B. Johnson
Dec. 21, 1968 - Jan. 20, 1969
Joseph W. Barr L.B. Johnson
Jan. 22, 1969 - Feb. 10, 1971
David M. Kennedy Nixon
Feb. 11, 1971 - Jun. 12, 1972
John B. Connally Nixon
Jun. 12, 1972 - May 8, 1974
George P. Schultz Nixon
May 8, 1974 - Aug. 9, 1974
William E. Simon Nixon
Aug 9, 1974 - Jan. 20, 1977
Ford
Jan. 23, 1977 - Aug. 4, 1979
W. Michael Blumenthal Carter
Aug. 7, 1979 - Jan. 20, 1981
G. William Miller Carter
Jan. 22, 1981 - Feb. 1, 1985
Donald T. Regan Reagan
Feb. 4, 1985 - Aug. 17, 1988
James A. Baker, III Reagan
Sep. 15, 1988 - Jan. 19, 1989
Nicholas F. Brady Reagan
Jan. 20, 1989 - Jan. 17, 1993
G.H.W. Bush
Jan. 20, 1993 - Dec. 22, 1994
Lloyd M. Bentsen Clinton
Jan. 11, 1995 - Jul. 2, 1999
Robert E. Rubin Clinton
Jul. 2, 1999 - Jan. 20, 2001
Lawrence H. Summers Clinton
Jan. 20, 2001 - Dec. 31, 2002
Paul H. O`Neill G.W. Bush
Feb. 3, 2003 - May 30, 2006
John W. Snow G.W. Bush
May 30, 2006 - Present
Henry M. Paulson Jr. G.W. Bush
Alexander Hamilton , the first secretary of the treasury is often considered the greatest in American history. Andrew W. Mellon , who served under the Republican administrations of Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, is sometimes regarded as the second.
See cabinet officers sorted by administration.

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