Minnesota State Treasurer

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The Minnesota State Treasurer was an elected officer under the Minnesota Constitution until 2003. Before statehood, the Minnesota Territory had the same office.

In 1886, elections were moved from odd years to even years. Beginning with the 1962 election, the term of the office increased from two to four years.

A 1998 constitutional amendment abolished the position of State Treasurer, effective January 6, 2003. Most functions of the office were transferred to the Commissioner of Finance, who is appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Other duties were transferred to the elected Minnesota State Auditor

This is a list of Minnesota Territorial and State Treasurers.

Territory[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
Calvin A Tuttle 1849 1853
George W. Prescott 1853 1854
Charles E. Leonard 1854 1857
George W. Armstrong 1857 1858

State[edit]

Name Took Office Left Office Party
George W. Armstrong 1858 1860
Charles Scheffer 1860 1868
Emil D. Munch 1868 1872
William Seeger 1872 1873 Republican
Edwin W. Dyke 1873 1876
William Pfaender 1876 1880
Charles Kittelson 1880 1887
Joseph Bobleter 1887 1895 Republican
August T. Koerner 1895 1901
Julius H. Block 1901 1907
Clarence C. Dinehart 1907 1910
Elias Steele Pettijohn 1910 1911
Walter J. Smith 1911 1916
Arthur C. Gooding 1916 1917
Henry Rines 1917 1925 Republican
Edward W. Stark 1925 1927 Republican
Julius A. Schmahl 1927 1937 Republican
C. A. Halverson 1937 1939 Democrat
Julius A. Schmahl 1939 1951 Republican
Kristjan Valdimar Bjornson 1951 1955 Republican
Arthur Hansen 1955 1957 Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)
Kristjan Valdimar Bjornson 1957 1975 Republican
Jim Lord 1975 1983 Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)
Robert W. Mattson, Jr. 1983 1987 Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)
Michael A. McGrath 1987 1999 Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)
Carol C. Johnson 1999 2003 Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)

Notes on Minnesota political party names[edit]

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