Nellie Ross Director of the Mint  Ross family photo
Kathy Pinna

Nellie Ross Director of the Mint

Nellie Tayloe Ross (right) was Director of the Mint from 1933 to 1953. She also was the first (and only) female governor of Wyoming (1925 - 1927) and a staunch supporter of Prohibition.

Marion Glass Banister (left) was the Assistant United States Treasurer, appointed by President Roosevelt. TimesMagazine said, at the time of her appointment that "As a glorified bookkeeper, she has no policy-making powers."

Even the caption of this photo made jokes about women being in positions of power (especially in regards to money): "Look out for Uncle Sam's cash" was the cute opening sentence.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Harris & Ewing, photographer
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