State Treasurers

Territorial Treasurer


The office of Treasurer of the Territory was created by the Territorial Legislative Assembly of 1869.[1] The Territorial Treasurer was appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Council for a term of two years. He was required to give bond of ten thousand dollars. His duties included receiving and keeping all moneys of the Territory, disbursing the public moneys upon warrants, etc.
The Territorial Treasurer received a salary of eight hundred dollars for two years, and two per cent of all moneys paid into the Territorial Treasury.[2] At the time Wyoming became a State he was receiving two thousand eight hundred dollars for salary and commissions for two years.[3]



Name (Party)

Oath of Office

Term Expired

Birth

Death
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John W. Donnellan (D)

Dec. 21, 1869

Oct. 26, 1872

June 8, 1841

July 26, 1917
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Stephen W. Downey (R)

Oct. 26, 1872

Dec. 11, 1875

July 25, 1839

Aug. 3, 1902
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Amasa R. Converse (R)

Dec. 11, 1875

Sept. 30, 1876

Mar. 26, 1842

June 9, 1885
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Francis E. Warren (R)

Sept. 30, 1876

Dec. 15, 1877

June 20, 1844

Nov. 24, 1929
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Amasa R. Converse(R)

Dec. 15, 1877

Dec. 10, 1879

Mar. 26, 1842

June 9, 1885
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Francis E. Warren (R)

Dec. 10, 1879

Mar. 2, 1885

June 20, 1844

Nov. 24, 1929
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William P. Gannett (R)

Mar. 2, 1885

Mar. 31, 1888

Nov. 25, 1853

March 27, 1927
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Luke Voorhees (R)

Mar. 31, 1888

Nov. 7, 1890

Nov 29, 1835

Jan. 16, 1925

State Treasurer


The State Treasurer receives and keeps all moneys of the state, not expressly required by law to be received and kept by some other persons, properly accounting for the receiving and disbursing of the same. He pays all warrants duly and legally issued by the Auditor; makes numerous distributions of various state funds as prescribed by law; invests state funds, permanent and cash, in securities authorized by law and approval of the Fiscal Board comprised of the Governor, Attorney General, and State Treasurer. The State Treasurer also administers the Workmen's Compensation Department and the Agricultural Gas Tax refund.

History of the State Treasurer's Office




Name (Party)

Hometown

Service

Birth

Death
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Otto Gramm (R)

Laramie

1890-1895

Nov. 11, 1846

Dec. 18, 1927
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Henry G. Hay (R)

Cheyenne

1895-1899

Oct. 31, 1847

Aug. 18, 1919
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George E. Abbott (R)

Cheyenne

1899-1903

Nov. 20, 1858

Aug. 23, 1942
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Henry G. Hay (R)

Cheyenne

1903

Oct. 31, 1847

Aug. 18, 1919
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William C. Irvine (R)

Douglas

1903-1907

1852

July 27, 1924
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Edward Gillette (R)

Sheridan

1907-1911

Dec. 14, 1854

Jan. 3, 1936
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John L. Baird (R)

Newcastle

1911-1915

Oct. 12, 1857

May 3, 1942
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Herman B. Gates (R)

Worland

1915-1919

Jan. 7, 1884

March 1, 1939
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A. D. Hoskins (R)

Kemmerer

1919-1923

Feb. 17, 1861

Feb. 23, 1955
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John M. Snyder (R)

Lovell

1923-1927

May 21, 1891

July 16, 1961
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William H. Edelman (R)

Sheridan

1927-1931

Dec. 25, 1869

June 23, 1952
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Harry R. Weston (R)

Jackson

1931-1935

April 12, 1875

March 25, 1959
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J. Kirk Baldwin (D)

Casper

1935-1939

Oct. 6,1894

Dec. 1967
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Mart T. Christensen (R)

Baggs

1939-1943

July 27, 1889

Oct. 12, 1944
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Earl Wright (R)

Farson

1943-1947

Sept. 23, 1889

Dec. 17, 1962
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C. J. “Doc” Rogers (R)

Cheyenne

1947-1951

Dec. 20, 1897

May 18, 1962
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J. R. Mitchell (R)

Casper

1951-1952

Sept. 28, 1891

May 6, 1952
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Minnie A. Mitchell (R)

Casper

1952-1955

April 15, 1892

Dec. 27, 1978
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Charles B. Morgan (R)

Cheyenne

1955-1959



June 6, 1965
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C. J. “Doc” Rogers (R)

Cheyenne

1959-1962

Dec. 20, 1897

May 18, 1962


Richard J. Luman (R)

Cheyenne

1962-1963

April 26, 1900

1973
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Everett T. Copenhaver (R)

Cheyenne

1963-1967

April 22, 1898

April 3, 1986
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Minnie A. Mitchell (R)

Casper

1967-1971

April 15, 1892

Dec. 27, 1978
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James B. Griffith (R)

Lusk

1971-1975

Jan. 13, 1927

June 24,2001
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Edwin J. Witzenburger

Cheyenne

1975-1979

Feb. 2, 1920

May 30, 2014
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Shirley Wittler (R)

Cheyenne

1979-1983

Oct. 10, 1927

Nov. 22, 2004
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Stan Smith (R)

Thermopolis

1983-1999

Oct. 20, 1923

Nov. 15, 2003
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Cynthia Lummis (R)

Cheyenne

1999-2007

Sept. 10, 1954


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Joe Meyer (R)

Cheyenne

2007-2012

April 22, 1944

Oct 6, 2012
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Mark Gordon (R) [4]

Buffalo

2012-

1957




Additional Resources

Contact information: 2020 Carey Avenue, Cheyenne
Phone (307) 777-7408, Fax (307) 777-3731 (2015 State Directory)

  1. ^ Ibid., 1869, Chapter 23, p.313.
  2. ^ Ibid., 1869, Title VI, p.323.
  3. ^ Ibid., 1886, p.421, Section 11.
  4. ^ Gordon was appointed State Treasurer following Joe Meyer's death.