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History of Tennessee Treasurers

Learn about the treasurers who have served the State of Tennessee and compare annual reports from prior decades.

We invite you to discover the vast history of the Tennessee Treasury. On this page, you'll find biographies and photos for the Tennessee treasurers since 1792, as well as reports and briefings throughout the history of the Treasury.



Tennessee State Treasurers (1836–present)

Explore the treasurers that have served at various periods (listed in chronological order) since 1836.

  • James H. Alexander, Sr.

    Years Served: 1964–1967
  • Ramon Davis

    Years Served: 1955–1963
  • James B. Walker, Jr.

    Years Served: Jan.–July 1953
  • James B. Walker, Sr.

    Years Served: 1953–1955
  • William Norfleet Estes, Sr.

    Years Served: 1949–1953
  • James Floyd Murrey

    Years Served: 1948–1949
  • Cecil C. Wallace

    Years Served: 1945–1948
  • John W. Harton

    Years Served: 1939–1945
  • Grover Keaton

    Years Served: 1937–1939
  • James Jackson Bean

    Years Served: 1933–1937
  • Hill McAlister

    Years Served: 1931–1933
  • John F. Nolan

    Years Served: 1927–1931
  • Hill McAlister

    Years Served: 1919–1927
  • Porter Dunlap

    Years Served: 1915–1919
  • William P. Hickerson

    Years Served: 1913–1915
  • George Thomas Taylor

    Years Served: 1911–1913
  • Reau Estes Folk

    Years Served: 1901–1911
  • Edward B. Craig

    Years Served: 1893–1901
  • M.F. House

    Years Served: 1889–1893
  • Atha Thomas

    Years Served: 1886–1889
  • James W. Thomas

    Years Served: 1885–1886
  • Atha Thomas

    Years Served: 1883–1885
  • Marshall T. Polk

    Years Served: 1877–1883
  • William Morrow

    Years Served: 1871–1877
  • James E. Rust

    Years Served: 1869–1871
  • William H. Stillwell

    Years Served: 1868–1869
  • John R. Henry

    Years Served: 1866–1868
  • Robert L. Stanford

    Years Served: 1865–1866
  • Joel A. Battle

    Years Served: 1863–1865
  • William F. McGregor

    Years Served: 1857–1863
  • Granville C. Torbett

    Years Served: 1855–1857
  • Anthony Dibrell

    Years Served: 1847–1855
  • Robert B. Turner

    Years Served: 1845–1847
  • Matthew Nelson

    Years Served: 1843–1845
  • Miller Francis

    Years Served: 1836–1843

Contact Us


Have questions about the history of the Tennessee Treasury?  We're here to help!

Heather Sczepczenski, Treasurer's History Project

(615) 741-2956

Heather.Sczepczenski@tn.gov

Mailing Address


Tennessee State Treasurer
Tennessee State Capitol, 1st Floor
600 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Nashville, TN 37243-0225