How many have there been?
Starting with George Washington, there have been 43 presidents, including the current one, George W. Bush. But how many secretaries of the Treasury have there been?
Has anyone ever counted them?
Has any president had more than three or even three?
FDR was elected four times, served three full terms and part of the fourth before dying on April 12, 1945. I wonder how many treasury secretaries he had.
How about gw? He’s had three treasury secretaries, so far, and he still has more than a year left for his second and hopefully last term even though the economy is in great shape, if you believe what he says.
Those millions of people who are about to lose their homes do not think so. But what do they know about it?
In Ohio, people who have lost their jobs can expect less on their unemployment checks, and businesses will have to pay more into the unemployment compensation fund.
There is probably a double counting here, as many people have lost their jobs and their homes.
Meanwhile, third quarter GDP was 4.9%! If you were running a business and your third senior accountant told you that you just had the best quarter of the year and you saw the mess things are in today, what would you do?
It turns out that even our first president had more than one Treasury secretary and the job is so popular that the United States has had a total of 74 Treasury secretaries. George W. Bush has to get to number five before he wins by having more, as several former presidents have had four Treasury Secretaries during their term (s) in office.
Secretaries of the Treasury, President (s)
Alexander Hamilton Washington
Oliver Wolcott Jr. Washington, Adams
Samuel Dexter Adams, Jefferson
Albert Gallatin Jefferson, Madison
George W. Campbell Madison
Alexander J. Dallas Madison
William H. Crawford Madison, Monroe
Richard Rush JQ Adams
Samuel D. Ingham Jackson
Louis McLane Jackson
William J. Duane Jackson
Roger B. Taney Jackson
Levi Woodbury Jackson, Van Buren
Thomas Ewing Harrison, Tyler
Walter Forward Tyler
John C. Spencer Tyler
George M. Bibb Tyler, Polk
Robert J. Walker Polk, Taylor
William M. Meredith Taylor of Fillmore
Thomas Corwin Fillmore, Pierce
James Guthrie Pierce, Buchanan
Howell Cobb Buchanan
Philip F. Thomas Buchanan
John A. Dix Buchanan, Lincoln
Salmon P. Chase Lincoln
William P. Fessenden Lincoln
Hugh McCulloch Lincoln, Johnson
George S. Boutwell Scholarship
William A. Richardson Scholarship
Benjamin H. Bristow Scholarship
Lot Mr. Morrill Grant, Hayes
John Sherman Hayes
William Windom Garfield, Arthur
Charles J. Folger Arthur
Walter Q. Gresham Arthur
Hugh McCulloch Arthur, Cleveland
Daniel Manning Cleveland
Charles S. Fairchild Cleveland, Harrison
William Windom Harrison
Charles Foster Harrison, Cleveland
John G. Carlisle Cleveland, McKinley
Lyman J. Gage, McKinley, Roosevelt
Leslie M. Shaw Roosevelt
George B. Cortelyou Roosevelt
Franklin MacVeagh Taft, Wilson
William G. McAdoo Wilson
Carter Glass Wilson
David F. Houston Wilson
Andrew W. Mellon Harding, Coolidge, Hoover
Ogden L. Mills Hoover
William H. Woodin Roosevelt
Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Roosevelt, Truman
Fred M. Vinson Truman
John W. Snyder Truman
George M. Humphrer Eisenhower
Robert B. Anderson Eisenhower
C. Douglas Dillon Kennedy, Johnson
Henry H. Fowler Johnson
Joseph W. Barr Johnson
David M. Kennedy Nixon
John B. Connally Nixon
George P. Shultz Nixon
William E. Simon Nixon, Ford
W. Michael Blumenthal Carter
G. William Miller Carter
Donald T. Regan Reagan
James A. Baker, III Reagan
Nicholas F. Brady Reagan, GHW Bush
Lloyd M. Bentsen Clinton
Robert E. Rubin Clinton
Lawrence H. Summers Clinton
Paul H. O’Neill GW Bush
John W. Snow GW Bush
Henry M. Paulson, Jr. GW Bush
Source: United States Department of the Treasury.