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Five dollar bill signed by Georgia Neese Clark Gray

Five dollar bill signed by Georgia Neese Clark Gray
Date: 1950
A five dollar bill signed by Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1900-1995, of Richland, Kansas. Gray was National Committeewoman for the Democratic Party, 1936-1964, and was appointed by President Harry S. Truman on June 9, 1949 as the first woman to serve as the U. S. Treasurer, 1949-1953.


Georgia Neese Clark Gray

Georgia Neese Clark Gray
Date: Between 1935 and 1940
A formal portrait of Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1900-1995, of Richland, Kansas. Gray was National Committeewoman for the Democratic Party, 1936-1964, and was appointed by President Harry S. Truman on June 9, 1949 as the first woman to serve as the U. S. Treasurer, 1949-1953.


Georgia Neese Clark Gray

Georgia Neese Clark Gray
Date: 1949
This is a signed studio portrait of Georgia Neese Clark Gray, 1900-1995. Gray was National Committeewoman for the Democratic Party, 1936-1964. On June 9, 1949, President Harry S. Truman appointed her as the first woman to serve as the U. S. Treasurer. She served from 1949-1953. She was born in 1898 in Richland, Kansas, to Albert and Ellen Neese, Gray attended school in Topeka and graduated from Washburn College in 1921. During college, she developed an interest in acting and after graduation attended the Franklin Sargent School of Dramatic Art and spent nearly ten years acting with various stock companies. She married her manager, George M. Clark in 1929. They divorced in the mid-1940s. She started working at her father's Richland State Bank as an assistant cashier in 1935 and became president in 1937 following his death. She became active in the state Democratic Party and was elected National Committee Woman in Kansas in 1936, a position she held until 1964. She was an articulate and well-liked representative of the party and an early supporter of Harry Truman. It was this support that brought about her nomination as the first woman to be Treasurer of the United States. She served in that office from June 1949 until January 1953 when Truman left office.


Metallic money and hard times : Why they are inseparable

Metallic money and hard times : Why they are inseparable
Creator: Holden, James D.
Date: 1890
This pamphlet by James Holden argues for reforms in the national monetary and transportation systems, key issues in the Populist political platform. Item # 200110 is a revised version published in 1891.


R.S. Stevens to General James William Denver

R.S. Stevens to General James William Denver
Creator: Stevens, Robert S.
Date: April 15, 1858
In this letter to General James W. Denver, Governor of the Kansas Territory, R.S. Stevens explains in the post script (p.s.) section of the letter that he had just interviewed the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury [Howell Cobb] who recommended "that 320 acres be set apart to each New York Indians." However, Stevens also explains that Cobb "will go no further," and that he, Stevens, plans on talking with the U.S. Commissioner of Indians Affairs the day after this letter was written.


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