Superintendent of Finance of the United States

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Superintendent of Finance of the United States was an executive office during the Confederation Period have the power similar to a Finance minister.wikipedia
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Robert Morris (financier)

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The only person to hold the office was Robert Morris, who served from 1781 to 1784, with the assistance of Gouverneur Morris.
From 1781 to 1784, he served as the Superintendent of Finance of the United States, becoming known as the "Financier of the Revolution".

Confederation Period

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Superintendent of Finance of the United States was an executive office during the Confederation Period have the power similar to a Finance minister.
In early 1781, Congress created executive departments to handle Foreign Affairs, War, and Finance.

Gouverneur Morris

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The only person to hold the office was Robert Morris, who served from 1781 to 1784, with the assistance of Gouverneur Morris.
After losing re-election to Congress, he moved to Philadelphia and became the assistant U.S. superintendent of finance.

United States Secretary of the Navy

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The office of Secretary of Marine, basically a Secretary of the Navy predecessor, was also formed in 1781 with Major General Alexander McDougall initially holding the position.

Bank of North America

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The Bank of North America was chartered in December 1781, by the Congress of the Confederation and opened on January 7, 1782, at the prodding of Robert Morris.
It was based upon a plan presented by US Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris on May 17, 1781 that created the Nation's first de facto central bank.

Finance minister

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Superintendent of Finance of the United States was an executive office during the Confederation Period have the power similar to a Finance minister.

Continental Congress

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Various board and committees were formed from June 3, 1775 on, to handle financial matters for the provisional government of the United States, the Continental Congress.

Franco-American alliance

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In late 1778 after the Franco-American alliance formed, a congressional appeal to Welsh finance writer Dr. Richard Price was made for him to come and reorganize their finances, which he declined.

Richard Price

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In late 1778 after the Franco-American alliance formed, a congressional appeal to Welsh finance writer Dr. Richard Price was made for him to come and reorganize their finances, which he declined.

Alexander McDougall

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The office of Secretary of Marine, basically a Secretary of the Navy predecessor, was also formed in 1781 with Major General Alexander McDougall initially holding the position.

Yorktown campaign

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The superintendent took out various personal loans and pushed states for funding for the 1781 Yorktown campaign of General George Washington.

George Washington

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The superintendent took out various personal loans and pushed states for funding for the 1781 Yorktown campaign of General George Washington.

Pennsylvania

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This was thus the nation's first de facto central bank, being the United States' first government-incorporated bank, following in the footsteps of the Bank of England until 1785, when the Bank’s charter within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was revoked.

Decimalisation

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In 1782, Gouverneur Morris initiated decimal coinage idea while coining the word "cent" that later became standard for the country's currency.

Prime minister

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Its powers were analogous to that of Secretary of the Treasury or the Prime Minister of many British Commonwealth countries.

Commonwealth of Nations

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Its powers were analogous to that of Secretary of the Treasury or the Prime Minister of many British Commonwealth countries.

United States Secretary of the Treasury

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Its powers were analogous to that of Secretary of the Treasury or the Prime Minister of many British Commonwealth countries.

History of the United States dollar

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Congress appointed Robert Morris to be Superintendent of Finance of the United States following the collapse of Continental currency.

Economic history of the United States

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Not until 1781, when Robert Morris was named Superintendent of Finance of the United States, did the national government have a strong leader in financial matters.

Presidency of George Washington

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Three departments had existed under the Articles of Confederation: the Department of War, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Finance Office.

President's House (Philadelphia)

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In 1781, Morris purchased, refurbished, and expanded the house; he lived there while Superintendent of Finance.

Nova Constellatio

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Morris was unanimously elected the Nation’s first Superintendent of Finance in 1781; on February 21st of the following year, Congress passed the following resolution:

James Greenleaf

He was appointed as Superintendent of Finance for the fledgling United States.