W. O. Woods

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W. O. Woods
27th Treasurer of the United States
In office
January 18, 1929 – May 31, 1933
PresidentCalvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byHarold Theodore Tate
Succeeded byWilliam Alexander Julian
Register of the Treasury
In office
October 1, 1927 – January 17, 1929
Preceded byHarley V. Speelman
Succeeded byEdward E. Jones
Personal details
Walter Orr Woods

(1873-10-31)October 31, 1873
Concordia, Kansas, U.S.
DiedJune 7, 1951(1951-06-07) (aged 77)
Carlinville, Illinois, U.S.

Walter Orr Woods (October 31, 1873 – June 7, 1951[1]) was United States Register of the Treasury from October 1, 1927 to January 17, 1929[2] and Treasurer of the United States from January 18, 1929 to May 31, 1933. Before becoming Treasurer, he was a member of the War Loan Board staff. As Treasurer he supervised the change from the large to the smaller sized U.S. currency now in use.


Government offices
Preceded by
Harley V. Speelman
Register of the Treasury
October 1, 1927 – January 17, 1929
Succeeded by
Edward E. Jones
Preceded by
Harold Theodore Tate
Treasurer of the United States
January 18, 1929 – May 31, 1933
Succeeded by
William Alexander Julian