Indiana State Auditor

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Auditor of Indiana
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Incumbent
Suzanne Crouch

since January 2, 2014
Term length 4 years
Inaugural holder William H. Lilly
November 16, 1816
Formation Indiana Constitution
1816
Salary $66,000
Website www.in.gov/auditor

The Indiana State Auditor is a constitutional and elected office in the executive branch of the government of the U.S. State of Indiana. The Auditor of Indiana is elected to a four-year term and is subject to term limits where the officeholder is bound to serving eight years out of any twelve-year period. In this position, the auditor serves as the state's chief financial officer and is in charge of the oversight of state funds and revenue. The incumbent state auditor is Republican former state representative Suzanne Crouch. Crouch has held this position since being appointed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence on January 2, 2014. In 2008, the annual salary of the auditor of Indiana was $66,000.[1]

List of auditors[edit]

      Democratic-Republican       Democratic       Whig       Republican

Territorial Auditors[edit]

# Name Took office Left office Party Hometown Notes
1 Peter Jones September 5, 1805 1810 Knox Co. [2]
2 William Prince April 13, 1810 1813 Democratic-Republican Vincennes, Indiana [3]
3 General Washington Johnston January 20, 1813 1813 Vincennes, Indiana [2]
4 William Prince February 8, 1813 1813 Democratic-Republican Vincennes, Indiana [2]
5 Davis Floyd June 15, 1813 1814 Democratic-Republican Corydon, Indiana

State Auditors[edit]

# Name Took office Left office Party Hometown Notes
1 William H. Lilly November 16, 1816 February 17, 1828 Democratic-Republican Corydon, Indiana [4]
2 Benjamin L. Blythe April 5, 1828 December 4, 1828 Democratic-Republican Brookville, Indiana
3 Morris Morris January 21, 1829 January 24, 1844 Whig Indianapolis, Indiana
4 Horatio J. Harris January 24, 1844 January 25, 1847 Democrat Delphi, Indiana
5 Douglass Maguire January 25, 1847 January 25, 1850 Whig Indianapolis, Indiana
6 Erastus W. H. Ellis January 25, 1850 January 25, 1853 Democrat Elkhart County, Indiana
7 John P. Dunn January 25, 1853 January 25, 1855 Democrat Dearborn County, Indiana
8 Hiram E. Talbott January 25, 1855 January 26, 1857 Republican Putnam County, Indiana
9 John W. Dodd January 26, 1857 January 25, 1861 Democrat Grant County, Indiana
10 Albert Lange January 25, 1861 January 26, 1863 Republican Terre Haute, Indiana
11 Joseph Ristine January 26, 1863 January 25, 1865 Democrat Fountain County, Indiana
12 Thomas B. McCarthy January 25, 1865 January 25, 1869 Republican Wabash, Indiana
13 John D. Evans January 25, 1869 January 25, 1871 Republican Noblesville, Indiana
14 John C. Schoemaker January 25, 1871 January 25, 1873 Democrat Cannelton, Indiana
15 James A. Wildman January 25, 1873 January 25, 1875 Republican Kokomo, Indiana
16 Ebenezer Henderson January 25, 1875 January 25, 1879 Democrat Martinsville, Indiana
17 Mahlon D. Manson January 25, 1879 January 25, 1881 Democrat Crawfordsville, Indiana [5]
18 Edward H. Wolfe January 25, 1881 January 25, 1883 Republican Rushville, Indiana
19 James H. Rice January 25, 1883 January 25, 1887 Democrat New Albany, Indiana
20 Bruce Carr January 25, 1887 January 25, 1891 Republican Orange County, Indiana
21 John O. Henderson January 25, 1891 January 25, 1895 Democrat Kokomo, Indiana
22 Americus C. Daily January 25, 1895 January 25, 1899 Republican Boone County, Indiana
23 William H. Hart January 25, 1899 January 25, 1903 Republican Frankfort, Indiana
24 David E. Sherrick January 25, 1903 September 14, 1905 Republican Noblesville, Indiana [6]
25 Warren Bigler September 14, 1905 November 24, 1906 Republican Wabash, Indiana
26 John C. Billheimer November 24, 1906 November 24, 1910 Republican Washington, Indiana
27 William H. O'Brien November 24, 1910 November 24, 1914 Democrat Lawrenceburg, Indiana
28 Dale J. Crittenberger November 24, 1914 November 24, 1916 Democrat Anderson, Indiana
29 Otto L. Klauss November 24, 1916 November 24, 1920 Republican Evansville, Indiana
30 William G. Oliver November 24, 1920 November 24, 1922 Republican Franklin, Indiana
31 Robert Bracken November 24, 1922 November 24, 1924 Democrat Frankfort, Indiana
32 Lewis S. Bowman December 1, 1924 December 1, 1928 Republican Richmond, Indiana
33 Arch N. Bobbitt December 1, 1928 December 1, 1930 Republican English, Indiana
34 Floyd E. Williamson December 1, 1930 December 1, 1934 Democrat Indianapolis, Indiana
35 Laurence F. Sullivan December 1, 1934 December 1, 1938 Democrat Princeton, Indiana
36 Frank G. Thompson December 1, 1938 December 1, 1940 Democrat Bluffton, Indiana
37 Richard T. James December 1, 1940 December 1, 1944 Republican Portland, Indiana
38 Alvan V. Burch December 1, 1944 December 1, 1948 Republican Evansville, Indiana
39 James M. Propst December 1, 1948 December 1, 1950 Democratic Terre Haute, Indiana
40 Frank Millis December 1, 1950 December 1, 1954 Republican Campbellsburg, Indiana
41 Curtis E. Rardin December 1, 1954 December 1, 1956 Republican Rensselaer, Indiana
42 Roy T. Combs December 1, 1956 December 1, 1958 Republican Indianapolis, Indiana
43 Albert A. Steinwedal December 1, 1958 December 1, 1960 Democrat Seymour, Indiana
44 Dorothy Gardner December 1, 1960 December 1, 1964 Republican Fort Wayne, Indiana [7]
45 Mark L. France December 1, 1964 December 1, 1966 Democrat Fort Wayne, Indiana
46 John P. Gallagher December 1, 1966 December 1, 1968 Republican Munster, Indiana
47 Trudy S. Etherton December 1, 1968 December 1, 1970 Republican South Bend, Indiana
48 Mary Aikins Currie December 1, 1970 December 1, 1978 Democrat Osgood, Indiana
49 Charles D. Loos December 1, 1978 December 1, 1982 Republican Cicero, Indiana
50 Otis E. Cox December 1, 1982 December 1, 1986 Democrat Anderson, Indiana
51 Ann G. DeVore December 1, 1986 December 1, 1994 Republican Indianapolis, Indiana
52 Morris Wooden December 1, 1994 December 1, 1998 Republican Indianapolis, Indiana
53 Connie Kay Nass December 1, 1999 December 1, 2006 Republican Huntingburg, Indiana
54 Tim Berry December 1, 2006 August 13, 2013 Republican Fort Wayne, Indiana [6]
55 Dwayne Sawyer August 19, 2013 December 15, 2013 Republican Brownsburg, Indiana [8]
56 Suzanne Crouch January 2, 2014 Incumbent Republican Evansville, Indiana

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Information Maintained by the Office of Code Revision Indiana Legislative Services Agency". State of Indiana. 2008-11-22. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 
  2. ^ a b c Annual Reports of the Officers of State of the State of Indiana (Indianapolis, 1895), 56.
  3. ^ The office of auditor was created by Congress in 1809 and filled in the next general election
  4. ^ Died in office
  5. ^ Was a United States Representative
  6. ^ a b Resigned from Office
  7. ^ First woman to hold the office.
  8. ^ First African-American to hold the office.

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Funk, Arville L (1983) [1969]. A Sketchbook of Indiana History. Rochester, Indiana: Christian Book Press. pp. 209–210. 

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