Utah State Treasurer

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State Treasurer of Utah
Seal of the Utah State Treasurer.png
Seal of the State Treasurer of Utah
Incumbent
David Damschen

since December 11, 2015
StyleThe Honorable
Term lengthFour years
Inaugural holderJames Chipman
1896
FormationUtah Constitution
WebsiteState Treasurer's Office

The Utah State Treasurer acts as the head banker for the State of Utah, handling deposits, withdrawals, redemptions of state warrants, and investments of state funds.[1] The position was created in 1896 when Utah became a state. Utah's Constitution established the Office of the State Treasurer to be elected by the people by popular vote.[2]

The current State Treasurer is David Damschen.

Past Treasurers[edit]

# Name[1] Term Party
1 James Chipman 1896-1901
2 John DeGrey Dixon 1901-1905
3 James Christiansen 1905-1909 Republican
4 David Mattson 1909-1913 Republican
5 Jesse Jewkes 1913-1917 Republican
6 Daniel O. Larson 1917-1921 Democratic
7 William D. Sutton 1921-1925 Republican
8 John Walker 1925-1929 Republican
9 A. Edsel Christensen 1929-1934 Republican
10 Enos Hoge 1934
11 Joseph Ririe 1934-1937 Democratic
12 Reece M. Reese 1937-1941 Democratic
13 Oliver G. Ellis 1941-1945 Democratic
14 Reece M. Reese 1945-1949 Democratic
15 Ferrell H. Adams 1949-1953 Democratic
16 Sid Lambourne 1953-1957 Republican
17 Sherman J. Preece 1957-1961 Republican
18 Sharp M. Larsen 1961-1965 Democratic
19 Linn C. Baker 1965-1969 Democratic
20 Golden L. Allen 1969-1973 Republican
21 David L. Duncan 1973-1977 Democratic
22 Linn C. Baker 1977-1981 Republican
23 Edward T. Alter 1981-2009 Republican
24 Richard K. Ellis 2009-2015 Republican
25 David Damschen 2015-present Republican

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About the Office". State of Utah. Retrieved December 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Utah Constitution". State of Utah. Retrieved December 17, 2016.