Scott Meacham

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Scott Meacham
17th State Treasurer of Oklahoma
In office
June 1, 2005 – January 10, 2011
Preceded by Robert Butkin
Succeeded by Ken A. Miller
Oklahoma Secretary of Finance and Revenue
In office
2003–2011
Governor Brad Henry
Preceded by Tom Daxon
Succeeded by Preston Doerflinger
Oklahoma Director of State Finance
In office
2003 – June 1, 2005
Governor Brad Henry
Preceded by Tom Daxon
Succeeded by Claudia San Pedro
Personal details
Born 1963
Chickasha, Oklahoma
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan
Children Trevor, Evan, Kady and Lucas
Residence Edmond
Website http://www.treasurer.state.ok.us/

Scott Meacham (born 1963) was the 17th State Treasurer of Oklahoma, having served from June, 2005 to January, 2011, having been appointed to that post by then-Governor Brad Henry following the resignation of then-State Treasurer Robert Butkin. Meacham was subsequently elected to a full four-year term as State Treasurer by defeating the Republican nominee, Howard Barnett, Jr., in the November 2006 general election. He declined to seek reelection in 2010, and joined the Oklahoma City law firm of Crowe & Dunlevy upon completion of his term as State Treasurer. In December, 2012, he was appointed as President and CEO of i2e, an Oklahoma City-based non-profit corporation which provides services to startup companies throughout the state. [1]

Early life and education[edit]

Scott Meacham, a fifth generation Oklahoman, was born and grew up in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Following graduation from high school, he attended the University of Oklahoma, earning a B.A. in finance, an M.B.A., and a law degree.

Prior to becoming joining the administration of Governor of Oklahoma Brad Henry, Meacham practiced law with the Clinton, Oklahoma-based firm of Meacham and Meacham, specializing in commercial law, probate law, and estate planning. In 1989, he became CEO of First National Bank and Trust in Elk City, Oklahoma, serving in that capacity until 2003.

Henry Administration[edit]

In 2003, Governor Henry appointed Meacham to serve concurrently as his Oklahoma Secretary of Finance and Revenue and as his Director of the Oklahoma Office of State Finance. In 2005, following the resignation of Robert Butkin to become the Dean of the University of Tulsa College of Law, Governor Henry appointed Meacham as the State Treasurer of Oklahoma. In so doing, he resigned as State Finance Director, but retained his post as Secretary of Finance and Revenue. Meacham was elected to his first full four-year term as State Treasurer by defeating the Republican nominee, Howard Barnett, Jr., in the November 2006 general elections. In October 2009, Meacham announced that he would not seek another term as State Treasurer or run for any other State level office in 2010.

Personal life[edit]

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Meacham, his wife, Susan, and their four children, Trevor, Evan, Kady and Lucas, make their home in Edmond, Oklahoma. They attend Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Daxon
Oklahoma Secretary of Finance and Revenue
Under Governor Brad Henry

2003 – 2011
Succeeded by
Preston Doerflinger
Oklahoma Director of State Finance
Under Governor Brad Henry

2003 – June 1, 2005
Succeeded by
Claudia San Pedro
Preceded by
Robert Butkin
Oklahoma State Treasurer
June 1, 2005 – 2013
Succeeded by
Ken A. Miller
Preceded by
Robert Butkin
Democratic nominee for Oklahoma State Treasurer
2006
Succeeded by
Stephen Covert