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Encyclopedia > John W. Snyder
 Portrait of John W. Snyder U.S. Secretary of the Treasury painted by Greta Kempton.
Portrait of John W. Snyder U.S. Secretary of the Treasury painted by Greta Kempton.
Snyder's signature, as used on American currency
Snyder's signature, as used on American currency

John Wesley Snyder (June 21, 1895October 8, 1985) was an American businessman and Cabinet Secretary. Image File history File links SnyderKempton. ... Image File history File links SnyderKempton. ... Greta Kempton Greta Kempton (March 22, 1901 - December 10, 1991) born Martha Greta Kempton in Vienna, Austria. ... Image File history File links John_W_Snyder_sig. ... Image File history File links John_W_Snyder_sig. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... This article is about the year. ...


Born in Jonesboro, Arkansas, he studied at Vanderbilt University's engineering school for one year before joining in the Army during World War I. Craighead County Veterans Memorial in downtown Jonesboro. ... Vanderbilt University (colloquially known as Vandy) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Combatants Allies: Serbia, Russia, France, Romania, Belgium, British Empire, United States, Italy, and others Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire Casualties Military dead:5 million Civilian dead:3 million Total dead:8 million Military dead:4 million Civilian dead:3 million Total dead:7 million The First World...


Snyder came to Washington in the early 1930s with a broad background in banking and business. He held several public and private offices including National Bank Receiver in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Loan Administrator and Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion. In the last office he played a leading part in the transition of the nation's economy from wartime to a peacetime basis. The United States Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury was established in 1863 and serves to charter, regulate and supervise all National banks and the federal branches and agencies of foreign banks. ...


Snyder was appointed U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in 1946 by his close personal friend President Truman, with whom he had served in World War I. His task as Secretary was to establish a stable postwar economy. The main points of his program were maintaining confidence in the credit of the government, reducing the federal debt, and encouraging public thrift through investment in U.S. Savings Bonds. The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the finance minister of the Federal Government of the United States. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... For the victim of Mt. ... The U.S. public debt, commonly called the national debt or the gross federal debt, is the amount of money owed by the United States federal government. ... Treasury Securities are bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury, and sold by the Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC. They are the debt finance instruments of the Federal government, and are often referred to as treasuries. ...


John Wesley Snyder retired from government at the end of Truman's second term. He died at the age of 90 in 1985. This article is about the year. ...

Preceded by:
Fred M. Vinson
United States Secretary of the Treasury
19461953
Succeeded by:
George M. Humphrey
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