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Kansas State Treasurers

Until 1978, treasurers served a two-year term; since that date, the term is four years. Records of the State Treasurer's Office are available for research. For more information, please contact our reference staff.

Name Term of Office

Kansas Territory Treasurers

Thomas J. B. Cramer 30 Aug 1855 - 11 Feb 1859
Robert Byington Mitchell 11 Feb 1859 - 9 Feb, 1861

Kansas State Treasurers

William Tholen Elected 6 Dec 1859; did not serve
Hartwin Rush Dutton 26 Mar 1861 - 12 Jan 1863
William Spriggs 12 Jan 1863 - 14 Jan 1867
Martin Anderson 14 Jan 1867 - 11 Jan 1869
George Graham 11 Jan 1869 - 9 Jan 1871
Josiah E. Hayes 9 Jan 1871 - 30 Apr 1874
John Francis 1 May 1874 - 11 Jan 1875
Samuel Lappin 11 Jan 1875 - 20 Dec 1875
John Francis 22 Dec 1875 - 8 Jan 1883
Samuel Theodore Howe 8 Jan 1883 - 10 Jan 1887
James William Hamilton 10 Jan 1887 - 1 Mar 1890
William Sims 1 Mar 1890 - 30 Dec 1890
Solomon G. Stover Jan 1891 - 9 Jan 1893
William Henry Biddle 9 Jan 1893 - 14 Jan 1895
Otis L. Atherton 14 Jan 1895 - 11 Jan 1897
David Hunter Heflebower 11 Jan 1897 - 9 Jan 1899
Frank Elwood Grimes 9 Jan 1899 - 12 Jan 1903
Thomas T. (Todd?) Kelly 12 Jan 1903 - 14 Jan 1907
Mark Tulley 14 Jan 1907 - 13 Jan 1913
Earl Akers 13 Jan 1913 - 8 Jan 1917
Walter Levi Payne 8 Jan 1917 - 10 Jan 1921
Elmer Thomas Thompson 10 Jan 1921 - 12 Jan 1925
Carl Raymond White 12 Jan 1925 - 14 Jan 1929
Tom B. Boyd 14 Jan 1929 - 1 Oct 1933
William Marion Jardine 3 Oct 1933 - 1 Apr 1934
John Jacob Rhodes 2 Apr 1934 - 14 Oct 1938
I. N. "Jibo" Hewitt 14 Oct 1938 - 9 Jan 1939
Walter Everett Wilson 9 Jan 1939 - 17 Apr 1945
Elmer T. Beck 7 May 1945 - 13 Jan 1947
Richard T. Fadely 13 Jan 1947 - 12 Jan 1959
George John Hart 12 Jan 1959 - 9 Jan 1961
Walter H. Peery 9 Jan 1961 - 8 Jan 1973
Tom R. Van Sickle 8 Jan 1973 - 13 Jan 1975
Joan Finney 13 Jan 1975 - 14 Jan 1991
Sally Thompson 14 Jan 1991 - 27 Feb 1998
Clyde Graeber 27 Feb 1998 - 11 Jan 1999
Tim Shallenberger 11 Jan 1999 - 13 Jan 2003
Lynn Jenkins 13 Jan 2003 - 5 Jan 2009
Dennis McKinney 5 Jan 2009 - 10 Jan 2011
Ronald G. Estes 10 Jan 2011 -


Alphabetical listing of Kansas State Treasurers

Earl Akers
Died 15 Jan 1935, Long Beach, Calif.
State Treasurer 13 Jan 1913 - 8 Jan 1917
Republican from Stafford

Martin Anderson
Died 9 July 1897, Topeka, Kan.
State Treasurer 14 Jan 1867 - 11 Jan 1869
Republican from Circleville

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

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

William Henry Biddle
Died 23 Nov 1914, Wellston, Okla.
State Treasurer 9 Jan 1893 - 14 Jan 1895
Populist from Augusta

Tom B. Boyd
Died 16 Dec 1961, Topeka, Kan.
State Treasurer 14 Jan 1929 - 1 Oct 1933; resigned
Republican from Topeka

Thomas J. B. Cramer
Territorial Treasurer: Appointed 29 Aug 1855; commissioned 20 Oct; served 30 Aug 1855 - 11 Feb 1859
Democrat

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

Ronald Gene Estes
Born 19 July 1956 in Topeka, Kan.
State Treasurer 10 Jan 2011 -
Republican from Wichita

Richard T. Fadely
Died 18 Sept 1965, Topeka, Kan.
State Treasurer 13 Jan 1947 - 12 Jan 1959
Republican from Topeka

Joan Finney
Born 12 Feb 1925, Topeka, Kan.
Died 28 Jul, 2001, Topeka, Kan.
State Treasurer 13 Jan 1975 - 14 Jan 1991
Governor 14 Jan 1991 - 9 Jan 1995
Democrat from Topeka

John Francis
Died 3 Aug 1918, Colony, Kan.
State Treasurer 1 May 1874 - 11 Jan 1875; app'ted vice Hayes, and again 22 Dec 1875 - 8 Jan 1883; app'ted vice Lappin
Republican from Iola

Clyde Graeber
State Treasurer 27 Feb 1998 - 11 Jan 1999; app'ted vice Thompson
Republican from Leavenworth

George Graham
Died 21 Feb 1880, Seneca, Kan.
State Treasurer 11 Jan 1869 - 9 Jan 1871
Republican from Seneca

Frank Elwood Grimes
Died 1 Nov 1921, Topeka, Kan.
State Treasurer 9 Jan 1899 - 12 Jan 1903
Republican from Leoti

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

George John Hart
Died 9 May 1975, Wichita, Kan.
State Treasurer 12 Jan 1959 - 9 Jan 1961
Democrat from Wichita

Josiah E. Hayes
Died 8 Mar 1881, Eureka Springs, Ark.
State Treasurer 9 Jan 1871 - 30 Apr 1874; resigned
Republican from Olathe

David Hunter Heflebower
Died 28 Sept 1912, Bucyrus, Kan.
State Treasurer 11 Jan 1897 - 9 Jan 1899
Republican from Bucyrus

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

Samuel Theodore Howe
Died 13 May 1922, Topeka, Kan.
State Treasurer 8 Jan 1883 - 10 Jan 1887
Republican from Marion

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

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

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

Samuel Lappin
Died 4 Aug 1892, La Center, Wash.
State Treasurer 11 Jan 1875 - 20 Dec 1875; resigned
Republican from Seneca

Dennis McKinney
Born 24 Jul 1960
Appointed State Treasurer 5 Jan 2009 - 10 Jan 2011
Demococrat

Robert Byington Mitchell
Territorial Treasurer: Commissioned 11 Feb 1859; took the oath 4 Mar 4; served 11 Feb 1859 to 9 Feb 1861
Democrat

Walter Levi Payne
Died 16 Dec 1929, Wichita, Kan.
State Treasurer 8 Jan 1917 - 10 Jan 1921
Republican from Burlingame

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

John Jacob Rhodes
Died 26 Oct 1939, Council Grove, Kan.
State Treasurer 2 Apr 1934 - 14 Oct 1938; app'ted vice Jardine on 14 Mar; resigned
Republican from Council Grove

Tim Shallenberger
Born 14 Mar 1954
State Treasurer 11 Jan 1999 - 13 Jan 2003
Republican from Baxter Springs

William Sims
Died 23 July 1907
State Treasurer 1 Mar 1890 - 30 Dec 1890
Republican from Topeka

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

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

William Tholen
Died 12 Feb 1879, Leavenworth,Kan.
State Treasurer Elected 6 Dec 1859; entered the army and did not qualify
Republican from Leavenworth

Elmer Thomas Thompson
Died 10 Jan 1949, Bellaire, Kan.
State Treasurer 10 Jan 1921 - 12 Jan 1925
Republican from Bellaire

Sally Thompson
State Treasurer 14 Jan 1991 - 27 Feb 1998; resigned
Democrat from Topeka

Mark Tulley
Died 10 Feb 1914, Independence, Kan.
State Treasurer 14 Jan 1907 - 13 Jan 1913
Republican from Independence

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

Carl Raymond White
Died 22 Apr 1946, Topeka, Kan.
State Treasurer 12 Jan 1925 - 14 Jan 1929
Republican from Topeka

Walter Everett Wilson
Died 17 Apr 1945, Topeka, Kan.
State Treasurer 9 Jan 1939 - 17 Apr 1945; resigned
Republican from Topeka

Chronological Listing of State Treasurers