That’s how many Treasury secretaries have served the nation since the office was established in 1789.
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Alexander Hamilton was the first Treasury secretary, serving from 1789 to 1795 under George Washington. Others include Andrew W. Mellon, who served under Presidents Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover, and James A. Baker III, who served under Ronald Reagan.