Secretaries of the Treasury

Secretaries of the Treasury

The 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. 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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