Arkansas State Treasurer

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Arkansas State Treasurer
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Dennis Milligan
TypeHead banker
First holderJames Scull

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 State of the United States of America

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.

List of Treasurers

Territorial Treasurers

James ScullAugust 1819 to November 1833
S.M. RutherfordNovember 1833 to October 1836

State Treasurers

William E. Woodruff October 1836 to November 1838
John HuttNovember 1838 to February 1843
J. C. MartinFebruary 1843 to January 1845
Samuel Adams January 1845 to January 1849
William AdamsJanuary 2, 1849 to January 10, 1849
John H. CreaseJanuary 1849 to January 1855
A. H. RutherfordJanuary 1855 to February 1857
John H. CreaseFebruary 1857 to February 1859
John QuindleyFebruary 1859 to February 1860
Jared C. MartinDecember 1860 to February 1861
Oliver BashamFebruary 1861 to April 1864
E. D. AyersApril 1864 to October 1866
L. B. CunninghamOctober 1866 to August 1867
Henry PageAugust 1867 to May 1874
R. E. NewtonMay 1874 to November 1874
T. C. ChurchillNovember 1874 to January 1881
W. E. Woodruff, JrJanuary 1881 to January 1891
R. B. MorrowJanuary 1891 to January 1895
Ransom GulleyJanuary 1895 to January 1899
T. E. LittleJanuary 1899 to April 1901
H. C. TiptonApril 1901 to January 1907
James L. YatesJanuary 1907 to January 1911
John CrockettJanuary 1911 to January 1915
R. G. McDanielJanuary 1915 to January 1919
Joe FergusonJanuary 1919 to January 1925
Sam SloanJanuary 1925 to October 1925
Dwight BlackwoodOctober 1925 to January 1927
Ralph KoonceJanuary 1927 to January 1931
Roy V. LeonardJanuary 1931 to January 1935
Earl PageJanuary 1935 to January 1945
J. Vance ClaytonJanuary 1945 to July 1961
L.A. ClaytonJuly 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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