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George S. Boutwell
July 17, 1862-March 4, 1863
Massachusetts

Joseph J. Lewis
March 18, 1863-June 30, 1865
Pennsylvania

William Orton
July 1, 1865-October 31, 1865
New York

Edward A Rollins
November 1, 1865-March 10, 1869
New Hampshire

Columbus Delano
March 11, 1869-October 31, 1870
Ohio

Alfred Pleasanton
January 3, 1871-August 8, 1871
New York

John W. Douglass
August 9, 1871-May 15, 1875
Pennsylvania

Daniel D. Pratt
May 15, 1875-July 31, 1876
Indiana

Green B. Raum
August 2, 1876-April 30, 1883
Illinois

Walter Evans
May 21, 1883-March 19, 1885
Kentucky

Joseph S. Miller
March 20, 1885-March 20, 1889
West Virginia

John W. Mason
March 21, 1889-April 18, 1893
West Virginia

Joseph S. Miller
April 19, 1893-November 26, 1896
West Virginia

W. St. John Forman
November 27, 1896-December 31, 1897
Illinois

Nathan B. Scott
January 1, 1898-February 18, 1899
West Virginia

George W. Wilson
March 1, 1899-November 27, 1900
Ohio

John W. Yerkes
December 20, 1900-April 30, 1907
Kentucky

John G. Capers
June 5, 1907-August 31, 1909
South Carolina

Royal E. Cabell
September 1, 1909-April 27, 1913
Virginia

William H. Osborn
April 28, 1913-September 25, 1917
North Carolina

Daniel C. Roper
September 26, 1917-March 31, 1920
South Carolina

William M. Williams
April 1, 1920-April 11, 1921
Alabama

David H. Blair
May 27, 1921-May 31, 1929
North Carolina

Robert H. Lucas
June 1, 1929-August 15, 1930
Kentucky

David Burnet
August 20, 1930-May 15, 1933
Ohio

Guy T. Helvering
June 6, 1933-October 8, 1943
Kansas

Robert E. Hannegan
October 9, 1943-January 22, 1944
Missouri

Joseph D. Nunan, Jr.
March 1, 1944-June 30, 1947
New York

George J. Schoeneman
July 1, 1947-July 31, 1951
Rhode Island

John B. Dunlap
August 1, 1951 - November 18, 1952
Texas

T. Coleman Andrews
February 4, 1953-October 31, 1955
Virginia

Russell C. Harrington
December 5, 1955-September 30, 1958
Rhode Island

Dana Latham
November 5, 1958-January 20, 1961
California

Mortimer M. Caplin
February 7, 1961-July 10, 1964
Virginia

Sheldon S. Cohen
January 25, 1965-January 20, 1969
Maryland

Randolph W. Thrower
April 1, 1969-June 22, 1971
Georgia

Johnnie M. Walters
August 6, 1971-April 30, 1973
South Carolina

Donald C. Alexander
May 25, 1973-February 26, 1977
Ohio

Jerome Kurtz
May 5, 1977-October 31, 1980
Pennsylvania

Roscoe L. Egger
March 14, 1981-April 30, 1986
Indiana

Lawrence B. Gibbs
August 4, 1986-March 4, 1989
Texas

Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.
July 5, 1989-February 2, 1992
Missouri

Shirley D. Peterson
February 3, 1992-January 20, 1993
Colorado

Margaret Milner Richardson
May 27, 1993-May 31, 1997
Texas

Charles O. Rossotti
November 13, 1997-November 6, 2002
New York

Mark W. Everson
May 1, 2003 - present
New York