Director of the United States Mint

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Director of United States Mint
Ventris C. Gibson, U.S. Mint Deputy Director.jpg
Incumbent
Ventris Gibson

since June 22, 2022
AppointerPresident of the United States
Term length5 years
FormationApril 1792
First holderDavid Rittenhouse
Seal of the United States Mint.

The director of the United States Mint is a presidential appointment that requires a Senate confirmation. The incumbent is Ventris Gibson, who became director of the Mint on June 22, 2022, after serving in acting capacity.

When the position of the director is vacant, the senior career (non-political) official of the mint serves as the acting director. Until the appointment of Ryder as director, the Mint had been without an official director since the resignation of Edmund C. Moy in 2011. Richard A. Peterson succeeded Moy. Peterson served between January 2011 and March 2017. The longest serving director was Nellie Ross. Ross, who had earlier been the first female governor in American history while serving the state of Wyoming, was director from 1933 until 1953.

In July 2015, Matthew Rhett Jeppson was nominated by President Barack Obama to become the Mint's 39th director and was given the temporary title of principal deputy director. However, the nomination was never confirmed by the Senate. Jeppson stepped down as principal deputy director in January 2017, then replaced by acting principal deputy director David Motl.

The office of director has existed since the creation of the Mint by the Coinage Act of 1792. Initially appointed serving at the pleasure of the president of the United States, the Coinage Act of 1873 specified a five-year term for directors. The director operates with general directions provided by the United States Secretary of the Treasury.

List of directors of the United States Mint[edit]

No. Image Name Tenure Appointed by
Assumed office Left office
1 1814 DavidRittenhouse Polyanthos.png David Rittenhouse April 1792 June 1795 Washington
2 Henry William DeSaussure.JPG Henry William de Saussure July 1795 October 1795
3 EliasBoudinot.jpg Elias Boudinot October 1795 July 1805
4 Robert Patterson (page 172 crop).jpg Robert Patterson January 1806 July 1824 Jefferson
5 Samuel moore.jpg Samuel Moore July 1824 July 1835 Monroe
6 Robert Maskell Patterson.jpg Robert Maskell Patterson May 1835 July 1851 Jackson
7 George N. Eckert.jpg George Nicholas Eckert July 1851 April 1853 Fillmore
8 Thomas M. Pettit April 1853 May 1853 Pierce
9 JamesRossSnowden.JPG James Ross Snowden June 1853 May 1861
10 JamesPollock.JPG James Pollock May 1861 September 1866 Lincoln
11 William Millward October 1866 April 1867 Johnson
12 Ca1865-1880-LOC-Hon-H-R-Linderman-single-portrait.jpg Henry Linderman April 1867 May 1869
13 JamesPollock.JPG James Pollock May 1869 March 1873 Grant
14 Ca1865-1880-LOC-Hon-H-R-Linderman-single-portrait.jpg Henry Linderman April 1873 December 1878
15 HoratioCBurchard.jpg Horatio C. Burchard February 1879 June 1885 Hayes
16 James P. Kimball July 1885 October 1889 Cleveland
17 Edward O Leech.jpg Edward O. Leech October 1889 May 1893 Harrison
18 Preston medal.png Robert E. Preston November 1893 February 1898 Cleveland
19 George Evan Roberts in 1917.jpg George E. Roberts February 1898 July 1907 McKinley
20 Frank A Leach.jpg Frank A. Leach September 1907 August 1909 Roosevelt, T.
21 Abram Piatt Andrew 1909.jpg A. Piatt Andrew November 1909 June 1910 Taft
22 George Evan Roberts in 1917.jpg George E. Roberts July 1910 November 1914
23 Robert W. Woolley on the phone.jpg Robert W. Woolley March 1915 July 1916 Wilson
24 Von engelken.png Friedrich Johannes Hugo von Engelken September 1916 March 1917
25 BAKER, RAY LCCN2016859478.jpg Raymond T. Baker March 1917 March 1922
26 Frank Edgar Scobey.jpg Frank Edgar Scobey March 1922 September 1923 Harding
27 Robert J. Grant, Supt. of the Denver Mint, has been appt. by Pres. to be Dir. of the mint succeeding F.E. Scobey LCCN2016892799 (cropped).tif Robert J. Grant November 1923 May 1933 Calvin
28 PrNellieRoss.jpg Nellie Tayloe Ross May 3, 1933 April 1953 Roosevelt, F.
29 William H. Brett July 1954 January 1961 Eisenhower
30 Eva Adams medal.jpeg Eva Adams October 1961 August 1969 Kennedy
31 Mary Brooks (cropped).jpg Mary Brooks September 1969 February 1977 Nixon
32 Stella Hackel.JPG Stella Hackel Sims November 1, 1977 April 1, 1981 Carter
33 Donna Pope July 1981 August 1991 Reagan
34 David J. Ryder official photo (cropped).jpg David J. Ryder September 1992 November 24, 1993 Bush Sr.
35 Philip N. Diehl June 1994 March 2000 Clinton
36 Jaywjohnson.gif Jay W. Johnson May 2000 August 2001
37 Henrietta H Fore.jpg Henrietta H. Fore August 2001 August 2, 2005 Bush Jr.
38 Edmund moy treasury 985.jpg Edmund C. Moy September 5, 2006 January 9, 2011
39 Richard A. Peterson (Mint).jpg Richard A. Peterson January 2011 March 2017 Obama
40 David J. Ryder official photo (cropped).jpg David J. Ryder April 12, 2018 October 1, 2021 Trump
41 Ventris C. Gibson, U.S. Mint Deputy Director.jpg Ventris Gibson June 22, 2022 Incumbent Biden

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Directors of the Mint: 1792–2011". United States Mint. Archived from the original on May 10, 2019. Retrieved 2019-05-10.