Michigan State Treasurer
|Formed||July 23, 1965|
|State Treasurer of |
the State of Michigan
|Michigan Department of Treasury|
|Appointer||Governor (Gretchen Whitmer)|
|Term length||Governor's pleasure|
|Inaugural holder||Henry Howard|
The State Treasurer of Michigan functions as the chief financial officer for the U.S. state of Michigan. The State Treasurer oversees the collection, investment, and disbursement of all state monies, and also administers major tax laws, safeguards the credit of the state, and distributes revenue sharing monies to local units of government. It is an unelected office within the executive branch.
List of State Treasurers of Michigan
- MCL 16.175-16.191
- 2011-2012 Michigan Manual: Chapter IV—The Executive Branch: Department of Treasury
- freep.com: Snyder names Nick Khouri state treasurer
- Resigned May 1, 1839; succeeded by Peter Desnoyers, appointed by Governor Stevens T. Mason to fill vacancy, until Robert Stuart appointed by Michigan Legislature January 23, 1840.
- O. C. Comstock, “Sketch of the Life of Hon. Robert Stuart,” Report of the Pioneer Society of the State of Michigan, Vol. III, Robert Smith Printing Co., Lansing (1881 issue, reprinted 1903).
- Resigned May 31, 1845; succeeded by George Redfield, appointed by Governor John S. Barry, until George B. Cooper appointed by Michigan Legislature.
- First elected state treasurer.
- Removed March 20, 1894; succeeded by James M. Wilkinson.
- Resigned January 22, 1908; John T. Rich appointed January 23, 1908.
- Resigned May 21, 1919; succeeded by Frank E. Gorman.
- Nominated and confirmed September 14, 1965; resigned September 4, 1978, and succeeded by Loren E. Monroe.
- Nominated August 18, 1978, for a term to begin September 5, 1978; formally confirmed October 31, 1979.
- Resigned November 20, 1998; chief deputy state treasurer Madhu Anderson named acting state treasurer.
- Appointed by Governor John Engler on December 22, 1998, effective January 10, 1999.
- Appointed by Governor John Engler, effective May 1, 2001.
- Appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm, effective January 6, 2003; confirmed by the senate January 21, 2003.