Francine Irving Neff
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Francine Irving Neff
Francine Irving Neff
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34th Treasurer of the United States

June 23, 1974 - January 20, 1977
PresidentRichard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Azie Taylor Morton
Personal details
Born(1925-12-06)December 6, 1925
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
DiedFebruary 9, 2010(2010-02-09) (aged 84)
Pena Blanca, New Mexico, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

Francine Irving Neff (December 6, 1925 - February 9, 2010)[1][2] was the 35th Treasurer of the United States, serving from June 21, 1974 to January 19, 1977. She was appointed by Richard Nixon but continued serving as Treasurer through Gerald Ford's term in office after Nixon resigned in August 1974.


Neff took office at a time when the role of Treasurer was being reorganized. The Treasurer was named National Director of the Savings Bonds Division for the first time during her term. She was also the first Treasurer to manage a bureau and the first to report to the Undersecretary for Monetary Affairs.[3] Neff also oversaw the Treasury-wide bicentennial program.

Personal life

Neff grew up on a small vegetable farm outside of Mountainair, NM. Neff was a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans,[1] held an honorary doctorate from New Mexico State University, and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi.[4]


Francine Irving Neff died from heart failure on February 9, 2010 in Pena Blanca, New Mexico.[2]


  1. ^ a b Horatio Alger Association. "Francine I. Neff". Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b Korte, Tim. "GOP activist and former US Treasurer Francine Neff dies at 84". Los Angeles Times (Associated Press story). Retrieved .[dead link]
  3. ^ U.S. Department of the Treasury. "History of the Treasurer's Office". Archived from the original on 2007-05-08. Retrieved .
  4. ^ NMSU: Honorary Degree Recipients Attended Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri. Graduate of 1946.Archived 2008-06-27 at the Wayback Machine
Political offices
Preceded by
Romana Acosta Bañuelos
Treasurer of the United States
Succeeded by
Azie Taylor Morton

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