New Hampshire Treasurer

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New Hampshire Treasurer
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $176,206,647
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   2 years
Authority:  New Hampshire Constitution, Article 67
Selection Method:  Elected by New Hampshire State Legislature
Current Officeholder
Name:  William Dwyer
Assumed office:  March 28, 2014
Compensation:  $104,364
Other New Hampshire Executive Offices
GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney GeneralTreasurerCommissioner of EducationAgriculture CommissionerInsurance CommissionerLabor CommissionerDirector of Fish & GamePublic Utilities Commission

The New Hampshire Treasurer is a state executive position in the New Hampshire state government.

The Treasurer is responsible for investing and managing the state's finances as well as banking relationships, debt management and trust fund management.[1]

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is William Dwyer. He was appointed in March, 2014.

Authority

The state Constitution addresses the office of treasurer in Article 67, Secretary, Treasurer, Etc..

Under Article 67:

The secretary and treasurer shall be chosen by joint ballot of the senators and representatives assembled in one room.

Qualifications

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Appointments

New Hampshire state government organizational chart

As with other state executive officers, the Treasurer for New Hampshire is elected by a joint session of both houses of the State Legislature. There is no term limit imposed on this statewide position. (New Hampshire Constitution, Part II, Article 67)

Vacancies

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Duties

The Treasurer provides to the "state government, its agencies, the legislature and its citizens, professional financial management services. The Treasury will optimize the use of state financial assets while protecting those assets through the employment of appropriate technology, modern and efficient banking practices, a commitment to prudent management of public funds and a professional staff."[2]

The Treasury is responsible for a variety of financial management activities including:[2]

  • Cash management (managing and investing the State's funds and trust accounts)
  • Debt management (issuing general obligation and revenue bonds for capital projects and administering related debt service payments)
  • Unclaimed or abandoned property: The Treasury is responsible for acquiring and returning unclaimed property to its rightful owners.
  • Treasury's Annual Report: specific information relating to receipts, disbursements and debt payments for all of the State's fund accounts.

Division

The Department of Treasury is divided into the following divisions:[3]

  • Cash management (managing and investing the State's funds and trust accounts)
  • Debt management (issuing general obligation and revenue bonds for capital projects and administering related debt service payments)
  • Unclaimed or abandoned property (acquiring and returning Unclaimed Property to its rightful owners)

State budget

The budget for the Treasury operations in Fiscal Year 2013 was $176,206,647.[4]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

2013

In 2013, the treasurer was paid an estimated $104,364.[5]

2012

In 2012, the New Hampshire Treasurer was paid an estimated $104,364. This figure comes from the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

# Name Took office Left office
1 Richard Martin 1680 1684
2 Samuel Penhallow 1684 1692
3 William Partridge 1692 1695
4 George Jaffrey 1695 1696
5 Joseph Smith 1696 1696
6 William Vaughan 1696 1698
7 Joseph Smith 1698 1699
8 Samuel Penhallow 1699 1726
9 George Jaffrey 1726 1730
10 Henry Sherburne 1730 1742
11 George Jaffrey 1742 1749
12 George Jaffrey 1749 1776
13 Nicholas Gilman 1776 1783
14 John T. Gilman 1783 1789
15 William Gardner 1789 1791
16 John T. Gilman 1791 1794
17 Oliver Peabody 1794 1804
18 Nathaniel Gilman 1804 1809
19 Thomas W. Thompson 1809 1810
20 Nathaniel Gilman 1810 1814
21 William Kent 1814 1816
22 William Pickering 1816 1828
23 Samuel Morrill 1828 1829
24 William Pickering 1829 1830
25 Abner B. Kelly 1830 1837
26 Zenas Clement 1837 1843
27 John Atwood 1843 1846
28 James Peverly, Jr. 1846 1847
29 John Atwood 1847 1850
30 Edson Hill 1850 1853
31 Walter Harriman 1853 1855
32 William Berry 1855 1857
33 Peter Sanborn 1857 1871
34 Leander W. Cogswell 1871 1872
35 Solon A. Carter 1872 1874
36 Josiah G. Dearborn 1874 1875
37 Solon A. Carter 1875 1913
38 George E. Farrand 1913 1914
39 J. Wesley Plummer 1914 1923
40 George E. Farrand 1923 1925
41 Henry E. Chamberlin 1925 1929
42 Charles T. Patten 1929 1931
43 Charles T. Patten 1931 1936
44 F. Gordon Kimball 1936 1950
45 Remick Laighton 1950 1951
46 Winfield J. Phillips 1951 1952
47 Alfred S. Cloues 1953 1964
48 Robert W. Flanders 1964 1984
49 Martha M. Custer 1984 1984
50 Georgie A. Thomas 1984 2002
51 Michael A. Ablowich 2002 2006
52 Catherine Provencher 2007 2014
53 William Dwyer 2014 Present

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Contact information

State of New Hampshire Treasury
25 Capitol Street, Room 121
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (603) 271-2621
Fax: (603) 271-3922
Email: treasury@treasury.state.nh.us

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