Gilfillan, James

(13th) Treasurer of the United States, 1877-83

Price: $15.00

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(1836-1929) Massachusetts-born 13th Treasurer of the United States. He graduated from Williams College in 1856, a classmate of future President James A. Garfield. He became a clerk at the Treasury Department in 1861 at an annual salary of $1,200, serving until President Grant made him Cashier of the United States under Treasurer John C. New. He rose steadily and was appointed Treasurer by Presdent Hayes, serving July 1, 1877-March 31, 1883. During this period he was also the unpaid Sinking Fund Commissioner for the District of Columbia, until a bill passed Congress awarding him $4,750. As Treasurer, Gilfillan had a reputation for integrity, launching anti-corruption investigations, avoiding politics, and attending to his business. 1 x 4 1/4 Signature cut from a letter as Treasurer of the United States, no date but 1877-83.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signature






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