Mary Margaret O'Reilly

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Mary M. O'Reilly was acting director of the Mints and Assay Office of the United States Department of the Treasury B.jpg

Mary Margaret O'Reilly (October 14, 1865 - December 6, 1949) was the acting director of the Mints and Assay Office of the United States Department of the Treasury and later assistant treasurer.[1] She was known as the "sweetheart of the Treasury".[2][3]

Biography[change | change source]

She was born on October 14, 1865 in Springfield, Massachusetts. She started work at the mint in 1904.[1]

A presidential executive order allowed her to work past her mandated retirement age.[4][5]

She retired at age 73 in 1938.[2][3] She died in Washington, D.C. on December 6, 1949.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Statement of Miss Mary M. O'Reilly, Acting Director". November 15, 1922. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Sweetheart Of The Treasury". New York Times. November 7, 1938. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "'Sweetheart of Treasury' Quits at 73 After 33 Years". New York Times. October 30, 1938. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  4. "Miss O'Reilly, 70, Stays In Treasury. Officials Rejoice as Order by President Waives Retirement Rule". Associated Press in the New York Times. September 26, 1935. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  5. "Presidential executive orders". Retrieved 2013-11-24.