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North Carolina State Treasurer


North Carolina State Treasurer

North Carolina State Treasurers Office in State Capitol, c 1890s

The North Carolina State Treasurer is a statewide elected office in the U.S. state of North Carolina responsible for overseeing the financial operations of state government. The current state treasurer is Janet Cowell.

The office of state treasurer has existed since 1715; at that time, the treasurer was appointed by the lower house of the legislature. In 1740, the treasurer's office was divided into two districts, and in 1779, into four. In 1784, the North Carolina General Assembly brought the treasurers under one single office, appointed jointly by both houses of the legislature.

Under the North Carolina Constitution of 1868, the treasurer became a position elected by popular vote, rather than appointed.

The North Carolina State Treasurer is an ex officio member of the North Carolina State Board of Education, the State Board of Community Colleges, the State Banking Commission, and the Council of State.


  • List of State Treasurers 1
    • Colonial Treasurers 1.1
      • Northern District 1.1.1
      • Southern District 1.1.2
    • State Treasurers 1.2
      • Districted 1.2.1
      • Whole State 1.2.2
  • See also 2
  • External links 3

List of State Treasurers

Colonial Treasurers

Northern District

  1. ^ Grandfather of State Treasurer John Haywood, as noted in Notable Southern families, Volume 2

Southern District

State Treasurers


From 1777 to 1779, the State was divided into two districts, Northern and Southern, each with a treasurer. From 1779 to 1782, there were six districts, each with a treasurer, as follows: Edenton, Salisbury, Hillsboro, Halifax, New Bern, Wilmington. In 1782, a seventh district-Morgan-was created. In 1784, the district system was abandoned.[2]

Whole State

See also

External links

  • Official Site of the Dept. of State Treasurer
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