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Illinois: State Treasurers

Illinois State Treasurers, 1818-2022 (May be incomplete!)
John Thomas 1818-19 Robert K. McLaughlin 1819-23 Abner Field 1823-27 James Hall, Jr. 1827-31 John Dement 1831-36 Charles Gregory 1836-37 John D. Whiteside 1837-41 Milton Carpenter 1841-48 John Moore 1848-57 James Miller 1857-59 William Butler 1859-63 Alexander Starne 1863-65 James H. Beveridge 1865-67 George W. Smith 1867-69 Erastus N. Bates 1869-73 Edward Rutz 1873-75 Thomas S. Ridgeway 1875-77 Edward Rutz 1877-79 John C. Smith 1879-81 Edward Rutz 1881-83 John C. Smith 1883-85 Jacob Gross 1885-87 John R. Tanner 1887-89 Charles Becker 1889-91 Edward S. Wilson 1891-93 Rufus N. Ramsay 1893-94 Elijah P. Ramsay 1894-95 Henry Wulff 1895-97 Henry L. Hertz 1897-99 Floyd K. Whittemore 1899-1901 Moses O. Williamson 1901-03 Fred A. Busse 1903-05 Len Small 1905-07 John F. Smulski 1907-09 Andrew Russel 1909-11 Edward E. Mitchell 1911-13 William D. Ryan, Jr. 1913-15 Andrew Russel 1915-17 Len Small 1917-19 Fred E. Sterling 1919-21 Edward E. Miller 1921-23 Oscar E. Nelson 1923-25 Omer N. Custer 1925-27 Garrett DeForrest Kinney 1927-29 Omer N. Custer 1929-31 Edward J. Barrett 1931-33 John C. Martin 1933-35 John Stelle 1935-37 John C. Martin 1937-39 Louie E. Lewis 1939-41 Warren Wright 1941-43 William G. Stratton 1943-45 Conrad F. Becker 1945-47 Richard Y. Rowe 1947-49 Ora Smith 1949-51 William G. Stratton 1951-53 Elmer Joseph Hoffman 1953-55 Warren Wright 1955-57 Elmer Joseph Hoffman 1957-59 Joseph D. Lohman 1959-61 Francis S. Lorenz 1961-63 William J. Scott 1963-67 Adlai E. Stevenson III 1967-70 Charles Woodford 1970-71 Alan J. Dixon 1971-77 Donald R. Smith 1977-79 Jerry Cosentino 1979-83 James Donnewald 1983-87 Jerry Cosentino 1987-91 Pat Quinn 1991-95 Judy Baar Topinka 1995-2007 Alexi Giannoulias 2007-11 Dan Rutherford 2011-15 Michael W. Frerichs 2015-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1819: John Thomas, died in office.
  • 1848 Aug 13: Milton Carpenter, died in office.
  • 1854: John Moore (Dem), elected.
  • 1894 Nov 11: Rufus N. Ramsay, died in office.
  • 1898: Millard F. Dunlap (Dem), defeated.
  • 1912: Andrew Russel, defeated.
  • 1914: W. E. C. Clifford (Dem), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Fred E. Sterling (Rep), elected; James J. Brady (Dem), defeated; Robert L. Harvey (Socialist), defeated; Orrin L. Dayton (Prohibition), defeated; Samuel J. French (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1922 Apr 11: Peter Bartzen (Dem), nominated; James J. Brady (Dem), defeated in primary; Edward F. Ryan (Dem), defeated in primary; Harry S. Kramer (Dem), defeated in primary; William P. Murphy (Dem), defeated in primary; W. E. C. Clifford (Dem), defeated in primary; Charles P. Leach (Dem), defeated in primary; William S. Dunderdale (Dem), defeated in primary; Robert Bell McKendry (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1922 Apr 11: Oscar E. Nelson (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1922 Apr 11: Robert M. Buck (Farmer-Labor), nominated unopposed.
  • 1922 Apr 11: Robert H. Howe (Socialist), nominated unopposed.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Oscar E. Nelson (Rep), elected; Peter Bartzen (Dem), defeated; Robert H. Howe (Socialist), defeated; Robert M. Buck (Farmer-Labor), defeated.
  • 1930: Edward J. Barrett (Dem), elected.
  • 1934 Apr 10: John Stelle (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1934 Apr 10: William J. Stratton (Rep), nominated; Carl L. Anderson (Rep), defeated in primary; Joseph L. Moore (Rep), defeated in primary; Edward C. Diedrich (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1934 Nov 6: John Stelle (Dem), elected; William J. Stratton (Rep), defeated; Morris Franklin (Socialist), defeated; William Venecek (National Progressive), defeated; Frank S. Regan (Prohibition), defeated; J. E. Procum (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: John C. Martin (Dem), elected; Clarence F. Buck (Rep), defeated; Hal W. Trovillion (Union Progressive), defeated; Benjamin Williger (Socialist), defeated; Enoch A. Holtwick (Prohibition), defeated; Frank H. McKinzie (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1938 Apr 12: Louie E. Lewis (Dem), nominated; Bruce A. Campbell (Dem), defeated in primary; G. N. 'Pat' Keefe (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Apr 12: William R. McCauley (Rep), nominated; Warren Wright (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Louie E. Lewis (Dem), elected; William R. McCauley (Rep), defeated; Clay F. Gaumer (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Warren Wright (Rep), elected; Homer Mat Adams (Dem), defeated; Ina M. White (Socialist), defeated; John H. Everitt (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1942: William G. Stratton (Rep), elected.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Conrad F. Becker (Rep), elected; Earl W. Merritt (Dem), defeated; Gus Larson (Socialist Labor), defeated; William J. Goodman (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Richard Y. Rowe (Rep), elected.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Elmer Joseph Hoffman (Rep), elected; Arthur L. Hellyer (Dem), defeated; Rudolph Kosic (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 2006: Alexi Giannoulias (Dem), elected.
  • 2014: Michael W. Frerichs (Dem), elected.
  • 2018: Michael W. Frerichs (Dem), elected.
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