SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCE
\sˌuːpəɹɪntˈɛndənt ɒv fˈa͡ɪnans], \sˌuːpəɹɪntˈɛndənt ɒv fˈaɪnans], \s_ˌuː_p_ə_ɹ_ɪ_n_t_ˈɛ_n_d_ə_n_t ɒ_v f_ˈaɪ_n_a_n_s]\
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an office established by Act of Continental Congress, February 7, 1781, to supersede the Treasury Board, which was suspected of carelessness. Robert Morris filled this office. He was authorized to examine the state of the finances and report plans for improvement; to direct the execution of orders respecting revenue and expenditure and control the public accounts. In 1784 Morris resigned and the office was abolished.
By John Franklin Jameson