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Treasurer / Chief Financial Officer

Member of Cabinet: 1845-present

The Treasurer's Office was created in the 1838 Constitution, effective with statehood in 1845.  The State Treasurer received all moneys which are paid into the State Treasury; paid all warrants drawn by the Comptroller on the State Treasury; kept detailed records of all transactions involving the State's money; and handled insurance matters related to his duties as Insurance Commissioner.  In 1969, the powers, duties and functions of the Office of the Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner were transferred to the Dept. of Insurance. On January 7, 2003, the office of Treasurer was combined with the office of Comptroller to form a Chief Financial Officer position heading a new Department of Financial Services, consolidating the two offices and the departments of Banking and Finance and Insurance.

Benjamin Byrd (August 5, 1845 - January 8, 1848)

[1798 – 187?]

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

William R. Hayward (January 8, 1848 - January 24, 1853)

[1817-1896]

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Charles H. Austin (January 24, 1853 - 186?)

[1815-1896]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Simon Barclay Conover (August 19, 1868 - January 16, 1873)

[1840-1908]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Related Links:

Charles H. Foster (January 16, 1873 - January 9, 1877)

[1835-1904]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Report of Comptroller and the report of Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1874, 1877 (microfilm). State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Walter H. Gwynn (January 9, 1877 - February 1, 1881)

[1828 – 1897]

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Henry A. L’Engle (February 1, 1881 - February 19, 1885)

[1850-1888]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Edward S. Crill (February 19, 1885 - January 8, 1889)

[1843-1915]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Francis J. Pons (January 8, 1889 - December 31, 1891)

[1833-1891]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

E. J. Triay (December 31, 1891 - January 3, 1893)

[1852-1925]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Clarence B. Collins (January 3, 1893 - June 19, 1897)

[1849-1903]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

James B. Whitfield (June 19, 1897 - March 1, 1903)

[1860-1948]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

As Treasurer

As Attorney General

Other

Published materials:

  • Whitfield, James B. Florida State Government, 1885: An Official Directory of the State Government. Tallahassee; Florida Steam Books and Job Office, 1885.
  • ___________________ Political and Legal History of Florida Atlanta : Harrison Company, 1943.

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

William V. Knott (March 1, 1903- February 19, 1912)
(September 28, 1928 - January 3, 1941)

[1863-1965]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Published materials:

Related Links:

J. C. (John Christian) Luning (February 19, 1912 - September 28, 1928)

[1863-1928]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

J. Edwin Larson (January 3, 1941 - January 28, 1965)

[1900-1965]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Published materials:

  • Florida. State Auditing Dept. Report on audit of the accounts of the State Treasurer of Florida as of June 30, 1961. Tallahassee: 1962.
  • ___________________________. Report on audit of the accounts of the State Treasurer of Florida as of June 30, 1962. Tallahassee: 1963.
  • ___________________________. Report on audit of the accounts of the State Treasurer of Florida as of June 30, 1963. Tallahassee: 1964.
  • Larson, J. Edwin. Insurance is an American Thing. Tallahassee: Florida Association of Insurance Agents, 1944.

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Broward Williams (January 28, 1965 - January 5, 1971) (Title changed to Treasurer and Insurance Commissioner in 1969)

[1911- ]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Published materials:

  • Florida Legislative Auditor. Report on Audit of the Accounts of the State Treasurer of Florida as of June 30, 1967. Tallahassee, 1968.

Thomas D. O’Malley (January 5, 1971 - June 3, 1975)

[1933-1998]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Published materials:

  • Florida. Legislature. House of Representatives. Considerations in the House of Representatives of Articles of Impeachment Against State Treasurer Thomas D. O'Malley. Tallahassee: 1975.
  • Florida. Legislature. House of Representatives. Select Committee on Impeachment. Final report, Select Committee on Impeachment : Honorable Thomas D. O'Malley, Insurance Commissioner and Treasurer of the State of Florida. Tallahassee: 1975.

Philip F. Ashler (June 3, 1975 - November 9, 1976)

[1914- ]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

No records at the State Archives

Other repositories:

William D. “Bill” Gunter Jr. (November 9, 1976 - January 3, 1989)

[1934- ]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Published materials:

  • Florida. Treasurer’s Office. Office of the Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner and Fire Marshal, State of Florida. Tallahassee: 1984.
  • Kip, Richard. The State Treasurer's Checking Accounts: How Many Are Needed? How Should the Banks Be Compensated? Jacksonville: University of North Florida, 1978.

Other repositories:

Related Links:

Tom Gallagher (January 3, 1989 - January 3, 1995) and (2001 - January 2, 2007) (Title changed to Chief Financial Officer in 2003)

[1944- ]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.
  • Annual reports. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee, 2001, 2002, 2004.

Clarence William "Bill" Nelson (January 3, 1995 - 2000)

[1942- ]

Florida Photographic Collection:

Collections at the State Archives of Florida:

No records at the State Archives

 Other repositories:

  • Report of the Treasurer of the State of Florida, 1885-2004. State Library of Florida, Tallahassee.

Published materials:

  • Nelson, Bill, and Jamie Buckingham. Mission: An American Congressman’s Voyage to Space. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988.

Related Links:

Adelaide “Alex” Sink (January 2, 2007 - )

[1949- ]

Florida Photographic Collection: