|Tennessee State Treasurer|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2011-2012 FY Budget:||$24,513,900|
|Length of term:||2 years|
|Authority:||Tennessee Constitution, Article VII, Section 3|
|Selection Method:||Elected by the General Assembly|
|Name:||David Lillard, Jr.|
|Assumed office:||January 15, 2009|
|Other Tennessee Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Comptroller • Treasurer • Superintendent of Education • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Natural Resources Commissioner • Labor Commissioner • Public Service Commission|
The current officeholder is David Lillard, Jr. He was first appointed to the position in January 2009.
Article VII, Section 3:
|There shall be a treasurer or treasurers and a comptroller of the treasury appointed for the state, by the joint vote of both Houses of the General Assembly who shall hold their offices for two years.|
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According to Article III, Section 14 of the state Constitution, in the event of a vacancy in the office the Tennessee General Assembly shall elect a successor. If the vacancy occurs during a recess of the legislature, the governor shall have the power to fill the vacancy by appointment, which shall expire at the end of the next session of the legislature.
The primary duties of the treasurer are:
- receiving and disbursing public funds
- managing all State investments, including the pension fund
- administering three major employee benefit programs, including the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System, the Deferred Compensation Program, and the Flexible Benefits Plan
- operating the Unclaimed Property, College Savings (Section 529 Plans), and Small and Minority-Owned Business programs
- overseeing the risk management program and handling and adjudicating all claims made against the State
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- See also: Tennessee state budget and finances
The budget for the Treasury Department in Fiscal Year 2011-2012 was $24,513,900.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
There have been 43 Tennessee Treasurers since 1836. While the office is nonpartisan, the Tennessee Department of Treasury lists political affiliations for most former treasurers. Those affiliations have been listed in the chart below.
|List of Former Officeholders from 1836-Present|
|3||Robert B. Turner||1845-47|
|9||John R. Henry||1866-68|
|13||Marshall T. Polk||1877-83||Democratic|
|24||John F. Nolan||1927-1931||Democratic|
|26||James J. Bean||1933-1937||Democratic|
|28||John W. Harton||1939-1945||Democratic|
|29||Cecil C. Wallace||1945-1948||Democratic|
|30||J. Floyd Murrey||1948-1949|
|32||J.B. Walker, Sr.||1953-1955||Democratic|
|33||J.B. Walker, Jr.||1953||Democratic|
|35||James H. Alexander||1963-1964||Democratic|
|37||James H. Alexander||1964-1967||Democratic|
|39||Thomas A. Wiseman||1971-1974||Democratic|
|43||David Lillard, Jr.||2009-present||Republican|
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Tennessee State Treasurer
Tennessee State Capitol, 1st Floor
600 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37243-0255
Phone: (615) 741-2956
- Treasury.TN.gov, "Welcome to the Department of Treasury," accessed October 27, 2011
- Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, "The Budget, Fiscal Year 2013-2014," accessed April 8, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 8, 2014
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 28, 2014
- Tennessee Blue Book 2011-2012, "Past Governors and Constitutional Ofﬁcers of Tennessee," accessed August 14, 2013
- Tennessee Department of Treasury, "History of Tennessee State Treasurers (1836-Present)," accessed August 14, 2013