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]

No. Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 George W. Armstrong May 24, 1858 January 1, 1860
2 Charles Scheffer January 1, 1860 January 10, 1868
3 Emil D. Munch January 10, 1868 January 5, 1872
4 William Seeger January 5, 1872 February 7, 1873 Republican
5 Edwin W. Dyke February 7, 1873 January 7, 1876
6 William Pfaender January 7, 1876 January 10, 1880
7 Charles Kittelson January 10, 1880 January 5, 1887
8 Joseph Bobleter January 5, 1887 January 7, 1895 Republican
9 August T. Koerner January 7, 1895 January 7, 1901
10 Julius H. Block January 7, 1901 January 7, 1907
11 Clarence C. Dinehart January 7, 1907 June 8, 1910
12 Elias Steele Pettijohn June 8, 1910 January 3, 1911
13 Walter J. Smith January 3, 1911 February 14, 1916
14 Arthur C. Gooding February 14, 1916 January 2, 1917
15 Henry Rines January 2, 1917 July 1, 1925 Republican
16 Edward W. Stark July 1, 1925 January 4, 1927 Republican
17 Julius A. Schmahl January 4, 1927 January 5, 1937 Republican
18 C. A. Halverson January 5, 1937 January 2, 1939 Democrat
19 Julius A. Schmahl January 2, 1939 January 2, 1951 Republican
20 Kristjan Valdimar Bjornson January 2, 1951 January 3, 1955 Republican
21 Arthur Hansen January 3, 1955 January 7, 1957 Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL)
22 Kristjan Valdimar Bjornson January 7, 1957 January 6, 1975 Republican
23 Jim Lord January 6, 1975 January 3, 1983 DFL
24 Robert W. Mattson, Jr. January 3, 1983 January 5, 1987 DFL
25 Michael A. McGrath January 5, 1987 January 4, 1999 DFL
26 Carol C. Johnson January 4, 1999 January 6, 2003 DFL

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