Hugh McCulloch (1808-1895)

Hugh McCulloch was comptroller of the currency and secretary of the U.S. treasury. McCulloch began as president of the State Bank of Indiana. The secretary of the treasury, Salmon P. Chase, appointed him comptroller of the currency. In 1865, when the secretary of treasury resigned, President Lincoln offered McCulloch the post. In that position he was a leader and reformer who helped to reorganize the federal banking system and steer the country through the financial problems of the Reconstruction Era.

1865 circa 5 years
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