William Alexander Julian

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William Alexander Julian
28th Treasurer of the United States
In office
June 1, 1933 – May 29, 1949
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Preceded byW.O. Woods
Succeeded byGeorgia Neese Clark
Personal details
Born(1870-08-06)August 6, 1870
DiedMay 29, 1949(1949-05-29) (aged 78)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
FatherAlexander Julian (1809-1892)

William Alexander Julian (August 6, 1870 – May 29, 1949) served as the 28th Treasurer of the United States from June 1, 1933 to May 29, 1949 under Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.

Early life[edit]

Julian was born on August 6, 1870.[1] Julian's father was Alexander Julian (1809-1892).[2] Julian's mother was Elizabeth C. "Bettie" (nee Laughlin).[3]


In 1888, Julian graduated from Dodds College in Frankfort, Kentucky.[1]


1933 to 1948, As the Treasurer of U.S., Julian's signature appears on many different U.S. currency notes that were issued during this period. Julian is currently the last male to hold that position.

Julian was the first president of the First National Bank of Bethel, Ohio. Julian ran as a candidate for U.S. Senator from Ohio in 1920 and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Ohio in 1924, 1932, 1940 and 1948.


On May 29, 1949, Julian died in a car crash in Bethesda, Maryland. [1] [4]


  1. ^ a b c "Julian, William Alexander "W. A."". our campaigns.com. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Alexander Julian". geni.com. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "Elizabeth C. "Bettie" Laughlin". geni.com. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Julian, U.S. Treasurer, Is Killed In Crash, Schenectady Gazette, 30 May 1949

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Government offices
Preceded by
W.O. Woods
Treasurer of the United States
Succeeded by
Georgia Neese Clark