Alabama State Treasurer Article

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State Treasurer of Alabama
Seal of the Alabama Treasury Department.svg
Seal of the State Treasurer of Alabama
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Incumbent
Young Boozer

since January 17, 2011
StyleThe Honorable
Term lengthFour years, 2 term limit
Inaugural holderJack Ross
1819
Formation Alabama Constitution
Website State Treasurer's Office

The Alabama State Treasurer acts as the head banker for the State of Alabama, handling deposits, withdrawals, redemptions of state warrants, and investments of state funds. [1] The position was created in 1819 when Alabama became a state. Its constitution established the Office of the Treasurer of State, a position that would be elected by the legislature. Individuals serving as state treasurer were elected annually by the General Assembly from 1819 to 1861. Beginning in 1861, the treasurer was elected biennially from until 1868 and was elected by popular vote for a term of two years in 1868. Arthur Bingham's election in 1868 marked the first time a Republican would hold the office. Kay Ivey in 2002 would become the second Republican to hold the office. The treasurer began to be elected to a four-year term as a result of the 1901 Constitution but could not serve successive terms until a 1968 amendment. [2] In 1950, Sibyl Pool would become the first of seven different women to be elected State Treasurer.

The current Alabama State Treasurer is Republican Young Boozer. [3]

List of Treasurers

Name Term
1 Jack Ross 1819 to 1822
2 John Perry 1822 to 1829
3 Hardin Perkins 1829 to 1834
4 William Hawn 1834 to 1840
5 Samuel Frierson 1840 to 1846
6 William Graham 1846 to 1860
7 Duncan Graham 1860 to 1865
8 Lyd Saxon 1865 to 1868
9 Arthur Bingham 1868 to 1870
10 James Grant 1870 to 1872
11 Arthur Bingham 1872 to 1874
12 Daniel Crawford 1874 to 1878
13 Isaac Vincent 1878 to 1883
14 Frederick Smith 1883 to 1888
15 John Cobbs 1888 to 1892
16 J. Craig Smith 1892 to 1896
17 George Ellis 1896 to 1900
18 J. Craig Smith 1900 to 1907
19 Walter D. Seed Sr. 1907 to 1911
20 John Purifoy 1911 to 1915
21 William Lancaster 1915 to 1919
22 Robert Bradley 1919 to 1923
23 George Ellis 1923 to 1927
24 William Allgood 1927 to 1931
25 Sidney Blann 1931 to 1935
26 Charles McCall 1939 to 1941
27 Walter Lusk 1941 to 1947
28 John Brandon 1947 to 1951
29 Sibyl Pool 1951 to 1955
30 John Brandon 1955 to 1959
31 Agnes Baggett 1959 to 1963
32 Mary Texas Hurt Garner 1963 to 1967
33 Agnes Baggett 1967 to 1975
34 Melba Till Allen 1975 to 1978
35 Annie Laurie Gunter 1978 to 1987
36 George Wallace Jr. 1987 to 1995
37 Lucy Baxley 1995 to 2003
38 Kay Ivey 2003 to 2011
39 Young Boozer 2011 to present

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