Hugh McCulloch begins service as the first U.S. Comptroller of the Currency
The first holder of the new post of Comptroller of the Currency, Hugh McCulloch began his service at a salary of $5000 per year. Two years later President Lincoln appointed him as Treasury Secretary. (By John Osborne)
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 190.