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Pennsylvania: State Treasurers

Pennsylvania State Treasurers, 1777-2008 (May be incomplete!)
David Rittenhouse 1777-89 Christian Febiger 1789-97 Peter Baynton 1797-1801 Jacob Carpenter 1801-02 Isaac Weaver 1802-07 William Findlay 1807-17 R. M. Crain 1817-20 John B. Trevor 1820-21 William Clark 1821-27 Alexander Mahon 1827-35 Joseph Lawrence 1835-36 Daniel Sturgeon 1836-40 Almon H. Reed 1840-41 John Gilmore 1841-42 Job Mann 1842-45 James Ross Snowden 1845-47 John Banks 1847-48 Arnold Plumer 1848-49 Gideon J. Ball 1849-50 John M. Bickel 1850-54 Joseph Bailey 1854-55 Eli Slifer 1855-56 Henry S. Magraw 1856-59 Eli Slifer 1859-61 Henry D. Moore 1861-63 William V. McGrath 1863-64 Henry D. Moore 1864-65 William H. Kemble 1865-68 W. W. Irwin 1868-69 Robert W. Mackey 1869-70 W. W. Irwin 1870-71 Robert W. Mackey 1871-76 Henry Rawle 1876-78 Amos C. Noyes 1878-80 Samuel Butler 1880-82 Silas M. Bailey 1882-84 William Livsey 1884-86 Matthew S. Quay 1886-87 William Livsey 1887-88 William B. Hart 1888-89 William Livsey 1889-90 Henry K. Boyer 1890-92 John W. Morrison 1892-94 Samuel M. Jackson 1894-96 Benjamin J. Haywood 1896-98 James S. Beacom 1898-1900 James E. Barnett 1900-02 Frank G. Harris 1902-04 William L. Mathues 1904-06 William H. Berry 1906-08 John O. Sheatz 1908-10 Charles Frederick Wright 1911-13 Robert K. Young 1913-17 Harmon M. Kephart 1917-21 Charles A. Snyder 1921-25 Samuel S. Lewis 1925-29 Edward Martin 1929-33 Charles A. Waters 1933-37 F. Clair Ross 1937-41 G. Harold Wagner 1941-45 Ramsey S. Black 1945-49 Charles R. Barber 1949-53 Weldon B. Heyburn 1953-57 Robert F. Kent 1957-61 Grace M. Sloan 1961-65 Thomas Z. Minehart 1965-69 Grace M. Sloan 1969- R. Budd Dwyer 1981-87 Catherine Baker Knoll 1989-97 Bob Casey, Jr. 2005-06

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1885: Matthew S. Quay (Rep), elected.
  • 1889 Nov 9: William B. Hart, died in office.
  • 1897: Silas C. Swallow (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1910: Jeremiah A. Stober, elected, but died before taking office.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Harmon M. Kephart (Rep & Bull Moose), elected; James M. Cramer (Dem), defeated; Charles Sehl (Socialist), defeated; Edwin J. Fithian (Prohibition), defeated; James A. Robinson (Single Tax), defeated; George C. Anton (Industrial), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Charles A. Snyder (Rep), elected; Peter A. Elsesser (Dem), defeated; George W. Snyder (Socialist), defeated; C. W. Huntington (Prohibition), defeated; Samuel Taylor (Labor), defeated; Oliver McKnight (Single Tax), defeated.
  • 1932 Apr 26: Leonard B. Shannon (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1932 Apr 26: Charles A. Waters (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1932 Apr 26: Elizabeth M. Sherman (Prohibition), nominated unopposed.
  • 1932 Apr 26: William G. Hoverter (Socialist), nominated unopposed.
  • 1932 Nov 8: Charles A. Waters (Rep & Liberal), elected; Leonard B. Shannon (Dem), defeated; William G. Hoverter (Socialist), defeated; Elizabeth M. Sherman (Prohibition), defeated; Bill Lawrence (Communist), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: F. Clair Ross (Dem), elected; Frank L. Pinola (Rep), defeated.
  • 1952: George M. Leader (Dem), defeated.
  • 1956 Apr 24: James W. Knox (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1956 Apr 24: Robert F. Kent (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Robert F. Kent (Rep), elected; James W. Knox (Dem), defeated; Louis Dirle (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1960 Apr 26: Grace M. Sloan (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1960 Apr 26: Charles C. Smith (Rep), nominated; George J. Brett (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1960 Nov 8: Grace M. Sloan (Dem), elected; Charles C. Smith (Rep), defeated; Herman A. Johansen (Socialist Labor), defeated; Morris Chertov (Workers), defeated.
  • 1964 Apr 28: Thomas Z. Minehart (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1964 Apr 28: Robert D. Fleming (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Thomas Z. Minehart (Dem), elected; Robert D. Fleming (Rep), defeated; Herman A. Johansen (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Grace M. Sloan (Dem), elected; Frank Pasquerilla (Rep), defeated; Bart J. Amendola (Constitutional), defeated; Herman A. Johansen (Socialist Labor), defeated; Richard Lesnick (Militant Workers), defeated.
  • 1976 Apr 27: Catherine Baker Knoll (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1980 Nov 4: R. Budd Dwyer (Rep), elected; Robert P. Casey (Dem), defeated; Thelma Hambright (Consumer), defeated; Frank Bubb (Libertarian), defeated; Tory A. Dunn (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1987 Jan 22: R. Budd Dwyer, died in office.
  • 1988: Phil English (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Catherine Baker Knoll (Dem), elected.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Catherine Baker Knoll (Dem), elected.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Catherine Baker Knoll (Dem), defeated.
  • 2004: Bob Casey, Jr., elected.
  • 2008: John F. Cordisco (Dem), defeated in primary.
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