coolchicksfromhistory:

Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1949
A stage actress in her 20s, Georgia returned to Kansas to run her family’s bank and retail stores in her 30s.  She became active in the Democratic Party and was elected to the Democratic National Committee in 1936.  President Harry Truman appointed Georgia Treasurer of the United States in 1949.  The US Treasurer advises the Mint and the Bureau of Printing and Engraving on matters relating to currency.  The signature of the Treasurer at the time of printing can be seen on every dollar bill.  
Since Georgia’s appointment as the first female Treasurer, every Treasurer has been a woman.  Currently the US Treasurer is Rosa Gumataotao Rios, the sixth Mexican American woman to hold the position.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1949

A stage actress in her 20s, Georgia returned to Kansas to run her family’s bank and retail stores in her 30s.  She became active in the Democratic Party and was elected to the Democratic National Committee in 1936.  President Harry Truman appointed Georgia Treasurer of the United States in 1949.  The US Treasurer advises the Mint and the Bureau of Printing and Engraving on matters relating to currency.  The signature of the Treasurer at the time of printing can be seen on every dollar bill.  

Since Georgia’s appointment as the first female Treasurer, every Treasurer has been a woman.  Currently the US Treasurer is Rosa Gumataotao Rios, the sixth Mexican American woman to hold the position.