Secretaries of the Treasury

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 HamiltonWashington
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 DexterJohn Adams
Mar. 4, 1801 - May. 13, 1801
Jefferson
May 14, 1801 - Mar. 3, 1809
Albert GallatinJefferson
Mar. 4, 1809 - Feb 8, 1814
Madison
Feb. 9, 1814 - Oct. 5, 1814
George W. CampbellMadison
Oct. 6, 1814 - Oct. 21, 1816
Alexander J. DallasMadison
Oct. 22, 1816 - Mar. 3, 1817
William H. CrawfordMadison
Mar. 4, 1817 - Mar. 6, 1825
Monroe
Mar. 7, 1825 - Mar. 5, 1829
Richard RushJ.Q. Adams
Mar. 6, 1829 - Jun. 20, 1831
Samuel D. InghamJackson
Aug. 8, 1831 - May 28, 1833
Louis McLaneJackson
May 29, 1833 - Sep. 22, 1833
William J. DuaneJackson
Sep. 23, 1833 - Jun. 25, 1834
Roger B. TaneyJackson
Jul. 1, 1834 - Mar. 3, 1837
Levi WoodburyJackson
Mar. 4, 1837 - Mar. 3, 1841
Van Buren
Mar. 4, 1841 - Apr. 4, 1841
Thomas EwingW.H. Harrison
Apr. 5, 1841 - Sep. 11, 1841
Tyler
Sep. 13, 1841 - Mar. 1, 1843
Walter ForwardTyler
Mar. 8, 1843 - May 2, 1844
John C. SpencerTyler
Jul. 4, 1844 - Mar. 4, 1845
George M. BibbTyler
Mar. 5, 1845 - Mar. 7, 1845
Polk
Mar. 8, 1845 - Mar. 5, 1849
Robert J. WalkerPolk
Mar. 8, 1849 - Jul. 9, 1850
William M. MeredithTaylor
Jul. 10, 1850 - Jul. 22, 1850
Fillmore
Jul. 23, 1850 - Mar. 6, 1853
Thomas CorwinFillmore
Mar. 7, 1853 - Mar. 6, 1857
James GuthriePierce
Mar. 7, 1857 - Dec. 8, 1860
Howell CobbBuchanan
Dec. 12, 1860 - Jan. 14, 1861
Philip F. ThomasBuchanan
Jan. 15, 1861 - Mar. 6, 1861
John A. DixBuchanan
Mar. 7, 1861 - Jun. 30, 1864
Salmon P. ChaseLincoln
Jul. 5, 1864 - Mar. 3, 1865
William P. FessendenLincoln
Mar. 9, 1865 - Apr. 15, 1865
Hugh McCullochLincoln
Apr. 16, 1865 - Mar. 3, 1869
A. Johnson
Mar. 12, 1869 - Mar. 16, 1873
George S. BoutwellGrant
Mar. 17, 1873 - Jun. 3, 1874
William A. RichardsonGrant
Jun. 4, 1874 - Jun. 20, 1876
Benjamin H. BristowGrant
Jul. 7, 1876 - Mar. 3, 1877
Lot M. MorrillGrant
Mar. 4, 1877 - Mar. 9, 1877
Hayes
Mar. 10, 1877 - Mar. 3, 1881
John ShermanHayes
Mar. 8, 1881 - Sep. 19, 1881
William WindomGarfield
Sep. 20, 1881 - Nov. 13, 1881
Arthur
Nov. 14, 1881 - Sep. 4, 1884
Charles J. FolgerArthur
Sep. 5, 1884 - Oct. 30, 1884
Walter Q. GreshamArthur
Oct. 31, 1884 - Mar. 3, 1885
Hugh McCullochArthur
Mar. 4, 1885 - Mar. 7, 1885
Cleveland
Mar. 8, 1885 - Mar. 31, 1887
Daniel ManningCleveland
Apr. 1, 1887 - Mar. 6, 1889
Charles S. FairchildCleveland
Mar. 7, 1889 - Jan. 29, 1891
William WindomB. Harrison
Feb. 25, 1891 - Mar. 3, 1893
Charles FosterB. Harrison
Mar. 4, 1893 - Mar. 6, 1893
Cleveland
Mar. 7, 1893 - Mar. 3, 1897
John G. CarlisleCleveland
Mar. 4, 1897 - Mar. 5, 1897
McKinley
Mar. 6, 1897 - Sep. 14, 1901
Lyman J. GageMcKinley
Sep. 5, 1901 - Jan. 31, 1902
T. Roosevelt
Feb. 1, 1902 - Mar. 3, 1907
L.M. ShawT. Roosevelt
Mar. 4, 1907 - Mar. 7, 1909
George B. CortelyouT. Roosevelt
Mar. 8, 1909 - Mar. 5, 1913
Franklin MacVeaghTaft
Mar. 6, 1913 - Dec. 15, 1918
W.G. McAdooWilson
Dec. 16, 1918 - Feb. 1, 1920
Carter GlassWilson
Feb. 2, 1920 - Mar. 3, 1921
David F. HoustonWilson
Mar. 4, 1921 - Aug. 2, 1923
Andrew W. MellonHarding
Aug. 3, 1923 - Mar. 3, 1929
Coolidge
Mar. 4, 1929 - Feb. 12, 1932
Hoover
Feb. 13, 1932- Mar. 4, 1933
Ogden L. MillsHoover
Mar. 5, 1933 - Dec. 31, 1933
William H. WoodinF.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. VinsonTruman
Jun. 25, 1946 - Jan. 20, 1953
John W. SnyderTruman
Jan. 21, 1953 - Jul. 29, 1957
George M. HumphreyEisenhower
Jul. 29, 1957 - Jan. 20, 1961
Robert B. AndersonEisenhower
Jan. 21, 1961 - Nov 22, 1963
C. Douglas DillonKennedy
Nov. 22, 1963 - Apr. 1, 1965
L.B. Johnson
Apr. 1, 1965 - Dec. 20, 1968
Henry H. FowlerL.B. Johnson
Dec. 21, 1968 - Jan. 20, 1969
Joseph W. BarrL.B. Johnson
Jan. 22, 1969 - Feb. 10, 1971
David M. KennedyNixon
Feb. 11, 1971 - Jun. 12, 1972
John B. ConnallyNixon
Jun. 12, 1972 - May 8, 1974
George P. SchultzNixon
May 8, 1974 - Aug. 9, 1974
William E. SimonNixon
Aug 9, 1974 - Jan. 20, 1977
Ford
Jan. 23, 1977 - Aug. 4, 1979
W. Michael BlumenthalCarter
Aug. 7, 1979 - Jan. 20, 1981
G. William MillerCarter
Jan. 22, 1981 - Feb. 1, 1985
Donald T. ReganReagan
Feb. 4, 1985 - Aug. 17, 1988
James A. Baker, IIIReagan
Sep. 15, 1988 - Jan. 19, 1989
Nicholas F. BradyReagan
Jan. 20, 1989 - Jan. 17, 1993
G.H.W. Bush
Jan. 20, 1993 - Dec. 22, 1994
Lloyd M. BentsenClinton
Jan. 11, 1995 - Jul. 2, 1999
Robert E. RubinClinton
Jul. 2, 1999 - Jan. 20, 2001
Lawrence H. SummersClinton
Jan. 20, 2001 - Dec. 31, 2002
Paul H. O`NeillG.W. Bush
Feb. 3, 2003 - May 30, 2006
John W. SnowG.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.
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