|Auditor of State|
Seal of the Auditor
|Term length||Four years|
|Constituting instrument||Arkansas Constitution, Amendment 63, Article 6|
|Precursor|| Territorial Auditor|
|First holder||Elias N. Conway|
The Arkansas State Auditor (formally known as the Auditor of State) is an executive position and constitutional officer within the Arkansas government. The State Auditor serves as the accountant for the state, responsible for monitoring funds for state agencies, disbursing state funds, and managing unclaimed property.
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Prior to Amendment 63 in 1982, the term length for constitutional offices in Arkansas, including Auditor, was two years.
|1836–1841||Elias N. Conway||–|
|1841–1849||Elias N. Conway||–|
|1857–1860||William Read Miller||–|
|1861–1864||William Read Miller||–|
|1866–1868||William Read Miller||Republican|
|1874–1877||William Read Miller||Democratic|
|1887–1887||William Read Miller||Democratic|
|1905–1909||Avery E. Moore||Democratic|
|1909–1912||John R. Jobe||Democratic|
|1912–1913||John M. Oathout||Democratic|
|1921–1925||James Guy Tucker||Democratic|
|1925–1929||J. Carrol Cone||Democratic|
|1929–1935||J. Oscar Humphrey||Democratic|
|1935–1937||Charles E. Parker||Democratic|
|1937–1956||J. Oscar Humphrey||Democratic|
|1956||F. Nolan Humphrey||–|
|1957–1979||James Herbert "Jimmie Red" Jones||Democratic|
|1979–1981||Jimmie Lou Fisher||Democratic|
|1981–1995||Julia Hughes Jones||Democratic|
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