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Kansas State Treasurers

The Kansas State Treasurer is the chief custodian of the state's cash deposits, monies from bond sales, and other securities and collateral. The state treasurer directs the investments of those assets and provides for the safe and efficient operation of state government through banking, investment, and cash management. Until 1978, treasurers served a two-year term. Since that date, the term is four years, elected in midterm years, which is outlined in the Chapter 25, Article 1 of the Kansas Code.

  Name Term 
Kansas Territory Treasurers
1. Thomas J. B. Cramer August 30, 1855 - February 11, 1859
2. Robert Byington Mitchell February 11, 1859 - February 9,, 1861
Kansas State Treasurers
1. William Tholen Elected December 6, 1859; did not serve
2. Hartwin Rush Dutton March 26, 1861 - January 12, 1863
3. William Spriggs January 12, 1863 - January 14, 1867
4. Martin Anderson January 14, 1867 - January 11, 1869
5. George Graham January 11, 1869 - January 9, 1871
6. Josiah E. Hayes January 9, 1871 - April 30, 1874
7. John Francis May 1, 1874 - January 11, 1875
8. Samuel Lappin January 11, 1875 - December 20, 1875
7. John Francis December 22, 1875 - January 8, 1883
9. Samuel Theodore Howe January 8, 1883 - January 10, 1887
10. James William Hamilton January 10, 1887 - March 1, 1890
11. William Sims March 1, 1890 - December 30, 1890
12. Solomon G. Stover January 1891 - January 9, 1893
13. William Henry Biddle January 9, 1893 - January 14, 1895
14. Otis L. Atherton January 14, 1895 - January 11, 1897
15. David Hunter Heflebower January 11, 1897 - January 9, 1899
16. Frank Elwood Grimes January 9, 1899 - January 12, 1903
17. Thomas T. (Todd?) Kelly January 12, 1903 - January 14, 1907
18. Mark Tulley January 14, 1907 - January 13, 1913
19. Earl Akers January 13, 1913 - January 8, 1917
20. Walter Levi Payne January 8, 1917 - January 10, 1921
21. Elmer Thomas Thompson January 10, 1921 - January 12, 1925
22. Carl Raymond White January 12, 1925 - January 14, 1929
23. Tom B. Boyd January 14, 1929 - October 1, 1933
24. William Marion Jardine October 3, 1933 - April 1, 1934
25. John Jacob Rhodes April 2, 1934 - October 14, 1938
26. I. N. "Jibo" Hewitt October 14, 1938 - January 9, 1939
27. Walter Everett Wilson January 9, 1939 - April 17, 1945
28. Elmer T. Beck May 7, 1945 - January 13, 1947
29. Richard T. Fadely January 13, 1947 - January 12, 1959
30. George John Hart January 12, 1959 - January 9, 1961
31. Walter H. Peery January 9, 1961 - January 8, 1973
32. Tom R. Van Sickle January 8, 1973 - January 13, 1975
33. Joan Finney January 13, 1975 - January 14, 1991
34. Sally Thompson January 14, 1991 - February 27, 1998
35. Clyde Graeber February 27, 1998 - January 11, 1999
36. Tim Shallenberger January 11, 1999 - January 13, 2003
37. Lynn Jenkins January 13, 2003 - January 5, 2009
38. Dennis McKinney January 5, 2009 - January 10, 2011
39. Ronald G. Estes January 10, 2011 - 2017
40. Jake LaTurner April 26, 2017 -


Alphabetical listing of Kansas State Treasurers

Earl Akers
Died January 15, 1935, Long Beach, California
State Treasurer January 13, 1913 - January 8, 1917
Republican from Stafford

Martin Anderson
Died July 9, 1897, Topeka, Kansas
State Treasurer January 14, 1867 - January 11, 1869
Republican from Circleville

Otis L. Atherton
Died January 7, 1919, Kansas City.
State Treasurer January 14, 1895 - January 11, 1897
Republican from Russell

Elmer T. Beck
State Treasurer May 7, 1945 - January 13, 1947; app'ted vice Wilson
Republican from Dwight

William Henry Biddle
Died November 23, 1914, Wellston, Oklahoma
State Treasurer January 9, 1893 - January 14, 1895
Populist from Augusta

Tom B. Boyd
Died December 16, 1961, Topeka, Kansas
State Treasurer January 14, 1929 - October 1, 1933; resigned
Republican from Topeka

Thomas J. B. Cramer
Territorial Treasurer: Appointed August 29, 1855; commissioned October 20; served August 30, 1855 - February 11, 1859
Democrat

Hartwin Rush Dutton
Died November 1883, Zanesville, Ohio
State Treasurer March 26, 1861 - January 12, 1863; app'ted vice Tholen on March 26, 1861; elected to full term November 5, 1861
Republican from Hiawatha

Ronald Gene Estes
Born July 19, 1956 in Topeka, Kansas
State Treasurer January 10, 2011 -
Republican from Wichita

Richard T. Fadely
Died September 18, 1965, Topeka, Kansas
State Treasurer January 13, 1947 - January 12, 1959
Republican from Topeka

Joan Finney
Born February 12, 1925, Topeka, Kansas
Died July 28, 2001, Topeka, Kansas
State Treasurer January 13, 1975 - January 14, 1991
Governor January 14, 1991 - January 9, 1995
Democrat from Topeka

John Francis
Died August 3, 1918, Colony, Kansas
State Treasurer May 1, 1874 - January 11, 1875; app'ted vice Hayes, and again December 22, 1875 - January 8, 1883; app'ted vice Lappin
Republican from Iola

Clyde Graeber
State Treasurer February 27, 1998 - January 11, 1999; app'ted vice Thompson
Republican from Leavenworth

George Graham
Died February 21, 1880, Seneca, Kansas
State Treasurer January 11, 1869 - January 9, 1871
Republican from Seneca

Frank Elwood Grimes
Died November 1, 1921, Topeka, Kansas
State Treasurer January 9, 1899 - January 12, 1903
Republican from Leoti

James William Hamilton
Died July 13, 1904, Nashville
State Treasurer January 10, 1887 - March 1, 1890; resigned
Republican from Wellington

George John Hart
Died May 9, 1975, Wichita, Kansas
State Treasurer January 12, 1959 - January 9, 1961
Democrat from Wichita

Josiah E. Hayes
Died March 8, 1881, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
State Treasurer January 9, 1871 - April 30, 1874; resigned
Republican from Olathe

David Hunter Heflebower
Died September 28, 1912, Bucyrus, Kansas
State Treasurer January 11, 1897 - January 9, 1899
Republican from Bucyrus

I. N. "Jibo" Hewitt
Died September 3, 1970, Medicine Lodge, Kan.
State Treasurer October 14, 1938 - January 9, 1939; app'ted vice Rhodes on October 14, and took oath October 17
Democrat from Medicine Lodge

Samuel Theodore Howe
Died May 13, 1922, Topeka, Kansas
State Treasurer January 8, 1883 - January 10, 1887
Republican from Marion

William Marion Jardine
Died January 17, 1955, San Antonio, Tex.
State Treasurer October 3, 1933 - April 1, 1934; app'ted vice Boyd on October 2, took oath the following day; resigned
Republican from Manhattan

Lynn Jenkins
Born June 10 1963, Topeka, Kansas
State Treasurer January 13, 2003 - January 5, 2009
Republican state senator and accountant from Topeka

Thomas T. (Todd?) Kelly
Died October 9, 1926, St. Louis.
State Treasurer January 12, 1903 - January 14, 1907
Republican from Paola

Samuel Lappin
Died August 4, 1892, La Center, Washington
State Treasurer January 11, 1875 - December 20, 1875; resigned
Republican from Seneca

Jacob LaTurner
Born February 17, 1988, Galena, Kansas
State Treasurer April 25, 2017 - to present
Republican from Pittsburg

Dennis McKinney
Born July 24, 1960
Appointed State Treasurer January 5, 2009 - January 10, 2011
Democrat

Robert Byington Mitchell
Territorial Treasurer: Commissioned February 11, 1859; took the oath March 4; served February 11, 1859 to February 9, 1861
Democrat

Walter Levi Payne
Died December 16, 1929, Wichita, Kansas
State Treasurer January 8, 1917 - January 10, 1921
Republican from Burlingame

Walter H. Peery
State Treasurer January 9, 1961 - January 8, 1973
Republican from Topeka

John Jacob Rhodes
Died October 26, 1939, Council Grove, Kansas
State Treasurer April 2, 1934 - October 14, 1938; app'ted vice Jardine on March 14; resigned
Republican from Council Grove

Tim Shallenberger
Born March 14, 1954
State Treasurer January 11, 1999 - January 13, 2003
Republican from Baxter Springs

William Sims
Died July 23, 1907
State Treasurer March 1, 1890 - December 20, 1890
Republican from Topeka

William Spriggs
Died January 12, 1911
State Treasurer January 12, 1863 - January 14, 1867
Republican from Garnett

Solomon G. Stover
State Treasurer January 1891 - January 9, 1893; app'ted vice Sims
Republican from Belleville

William Tholen
Died February 12, 1879, Leavenworth,Kansas
State Treasurer Elected December 6, 1859; entered the army and did not qualify
Republican from Leavenworth

Elmer Thomas Thompson
Died January 10, 1949, Bellaire, Kansas
State Treasurer January 10, 1921 - January 12, 1925
Republican from Bellaire

Sally Thompson
State Treasurer January 14, 1991 - February 27, 1998; resigned
Democrat from Topeka

Mark Tulley
Died February 10, 1914, Independence, Kansas
State Treasurer January 14, 1907 - January 13, 1913
Republican from Independence

Tom R. Van Sickle
State Treasurer January 8, 1973 - January 13, 1975
Republican from Fort Scott

Carl Raymond White
Died April 22, 1946, Topeka, Kansas
State Treasurer January 12, 1925 - January 14, 1929
Republican from Topeka

Walter Everett Wilson
Died April 17, 1945, Topeka, Kansas
State Treasurer January 9, 1939 - April 17, 1945; resigned
Republican from Topeka

Entry: Kansas State Treasurers

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: February 2017

Date Modified: July 2017

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