|Arkansas State Treasurer|
|First holder||James Scull|
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The Arkansas State Treasurer acts as the head banker for the State of Arkansas, handling deposits, withdrawals, redemptions of state warrants, and investments of state funds. The position was created in 1819 when Arkansas became a territory. When Arkansas became a state in 1836, its constitution established the Office of the Treasurer of State, a position that would be elected by the legislature.
Arkansas is a state in the southern region of the United States, home to over 3 million people as of 2018. Its name is of Siouan derivation from the language of the Osage denoting their related kin, the Quapaw Indians. The state's diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, which make up the U.S. Interior Highlands, to the densely forested land in the south known as the Arkansas Timberlands, to the eastern lowlands along the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta.
The current Arkansas State Treasurer is Dennis Milligan.
Dennis Lee Milligan is the State Treasurer of Arkansas. He won the Republican Party nomination in the primary election on May 20, 2014, and the general election on November 4, 2014. Milligan took office on January 13, 2015.
|James Scull||August 1819 to November 1833|
|S.M. Rutherford||November 1833 to October 1836|
|William E. Woodruff||October 1836 to November 1838|
|John Hutt||November 1838 to February 1843|
|J. C. Martin||February 1843 to January 1845|
|Samuel Adams||January 1845 to January 1849|
|William Adams||January 2, 1849 to January 10, 1849|
|John H. Crease||January 1849 to January 1855|
|A. H. Rutherford||January 1855 to February 1857|
|John H. Crease||February 1857 to February 1859|
|John Quindley||February 1859 to February 1860|
|Jared C. Martin||December 1860 to February 1861|
|Oliver Basham||February 1861 to April 1864|
|E. D. Ayers||April 1864 to October 1866|
|L. B. Cunningham||October 1866 to August 1867|
|Henry Page||August 1867 to May 1874|
|R. E. Newton||May 1874 to November 1874|
|T. C. Churchill||November 1874 to January 1881|
|W. E. Woodruff, Jr||January 1881 to January 1891|
|R. B. Morrow||January 1891 to January 1895|
|Ransom Gulley||January 1895 to January 1899|
|T. E. Little||January 1899 to April 1901|
|H. C. Tipton||April 1901 to January 1907|
|James L. Yates||January 1907 to January 1911|
|John Crockett||January 1911 to January 1915|
|R. G. McDaniel||January 1915 to January 1919|
|Joe Ferguson||January 1919 to January 1925|
|Sam Sloan||January 1925 to October 1925|
|Dwight Blackwood||October 1925 to January 1927|
|Ralph Koonce||January 1927 to January 1931|
|Roy V. Leonard||January 1931 to January 1935|
|Earl Page||January 1935 to January 1945|
|J. Vance Clayton||January 1945 to July 1961|
|L.A. Clayton||July 1961 to January 1963|
|Nancy J. Hall||January 1963 to January 1981|
|Jimmie Lou Fisher||January 1981 to January 2003|
|Gus Wingfield||January 2003 to January 2007|
|Martha Shoffner||January 2007 to May 2013|
|Charles Robinson||May 2013 to January 2015|
|Dennis Milligan||January 2015 to present|
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