The Treasurer of the State of Connecticut receives all cash receipts of the state from the various departments and institutions, and is the custodian of, and is responsible for, all state funds. As Connecticut's chief elected financial officer, the Treasurer is principal fiduciary of and has investment authority over all assets of the various state pension, retirement, and trust funds included in the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds. The Treasurer is also the custodian of all deeds covering state-owned property. The Treasurer is a member of some 25 commissions, authorities, and councils. Visit https://portal.ct.gov/OTT to learn more.
The mission of the Office of the State Treasurer is to operate at the highest professional and ethical standards to safeguard the state’s financial resources by receiving, investing, and disbursing such resources in compliance with state laws and policies. The office policy, investment, and borrowing decisions seek to enhance state fiscal stability, financial literacy, education, as well as employment and economic growth. The office promotes equal opportunity for all Connecticut residents, business owners, and those who make investments in our state.
The Treasurer appoints a Deputy Treasurer who is responsible for the office in his absence. The Treasurer makes a complete report annually to the Governor of the receipts and expenditures of the State for the fiscal year ending on the 30th day of June preceding. The Treasurer is elected for four-year term and receives an annual salary of $110,000.
|Treasurer||Town and Party**||Term of Service||Years of Service|
|Thomas Welles||Hartford, O||1639-41||2 yrs.|
|William Whiting||Hartford, O||1641-48||7 yrs.|
|Thomas Welles||Hartford, O||1648-52||4 yrs.|
|John Talcott, Sr.||Hartford, O||1652-60||8 yrs.|
|John Talcott, Jr.||Hartford, O||1660-76||16 yrs.|
|William Pitkin||Hartford, O||1676-79||3 yrs.|
|Joseph Whiting||Hartford, O||1679-1718||39 yrs.|
|John Whiting||Hartford, O||1718-50||32 yrs.|
|Nathaniel Stanly||Hartford, O||1750-56||6 yrs.|
|Joseph Talcott||Hartford, O||1756-69||13 yrs.|
|John Lawrence||Hartford, O||1769-89||20 yrs.|
|Jedediah Huntington||Norwich, O||1789-90||1 yr.|
|Peter Colt||New Haven, O||1790-94||4 yrs.|
|Andrew Kingsbury||Hartford, O||1794-1818||24 yrs.|
|Isaac Spencer||East Haddam, O||1818-35||17 yrs.|
|Jeremiah Brown||Hartford, O||1835-38||3 yrs.|
|Hiram Ryder||Willington, O||1838-42||4 yrs.|
|Jabez L. White, Jr.||Bolton, O||1842-44||2 yrs.|
|Joseph B. Gilbert||Hartford, O||1844-46||2 yrs.|
|Alonzo W. Birge||Coventry, O||1846-47||1 yr.|
|Joseph B. Gilbert||Hartford, O||1847-49||2 yrs.|
|Henry D. Smith||Middletown, D||1849-51||2 yrs.|
|Thomas Clark||Coventry, W||1851-52||1 yr.|
|Edwin Stearns||Middletown, D||1852-54||2 yrs.|
|Daniel Camp||Middletown, W||1854-55||1 yr.|
|Arthur B. Calef||Middletown, AD||1855-56||1 yr.|
|Frederick P. Coe||Killingly, A||1856-57||1 yr.|
|Frederick S. Wildman||Danbury, R||1857-58||1 yr.|
|Lucius J. Hendee||Hebron, A||1858-61||3 yrs.|
|Ezra Dean||Woodstock, R||1861-62||1 yr.|
|Gabriel W. Coite||Middletown, U||1862-66||4 yrs.|
|Henry G. Taintor||Hampton, R||1866-67||1 yr.|
|Edward S. Moseley||Hampton, D||1867-69||2 yrs.|
|David P. Nichols||Danbury, R||1869-70||1 yr.|
|Charles M. Pond||Hartford, D||1870-71||1 yr.|
|David P. Nichols||Danbury, R||1871-73||2 yrs.|
|Wm. E. Raymond||New Canaan, R||1873-77||4 yrs.|
|Edwin A. Buck||Windham, D||1877-79||2 yrs.|
|Tallmadge Baker||So. Norwalk, R||1879-81||2 yrs.|
|David P. Nichols1||Danbury, R||1881-82||1 yr.|
|James D. Smith||Stamford, R||1882-83||1 yr.|
|Alfred R. Goodrich||Vernon, D||1883-85||2 yrs.|
|V. B. Chamberlain||New Britain, R||1885-87||2 yrs.|
|Alexander Warner||Ridgefield, R||1887-89||2 yrs.|
|E. Stevens Henry||Vernon, R||1889-93||4 yrs.|
|Marvin H. Sanger||Canterbury, D||1893-95||2 yrs.|
|George W. Hodge||Windsor, R||1895-97||2 yrs.|
|Charles W. Grosvenor||Pomfret, R||1897-99||2 yrs.|
|Charles S. Mersick||New Haven, R||1899-1901||2 yrs.|
|Henry H. Gallup||Norwich, R||1901-05||4 yrs.|
|James F. Walsh||Greenwich, R||1905-07||2 yrs.|
|Freeman F. Patten||Stafford, R||1907-11||4 yrs.|
|Costello Lippitt||Norwich, R||1911-13||2 yrs.|
|Edward S. Roberts||Canaan, D||1913-15||2 yrs.|
|F.S. Chamberlain||New Britain, R||1915-19||4 yrs.|
|G. Harold Gilpatric||Putnam, R||1919-24||5 yrs. 7 m. 10 d.|
|Anson T. McCook2||Hartford, R||1924||4 m. 21 d.|
|Ernest E. Rogers||New London, R||1925-29||4 yrs.|
|Samuel R. Spencer||Suffield, R||1929-31||2 yrs.|
|Roy C. Wilcox||Meriden, R||1931-33||2 yrs.|
|J. William Hope||Bridgeport, R||1933-35||2 yrs.|
|John S. Addis3||New Milford, D||1935-37||2 yrs. 8 m. 29 d.|
|Thomas Hewes4||Farmington, D||1937||1 m.|
|Guy B. Holt||West Hartford, D||1937-39||1 yr. 2 m. 3 d.|
|Joseph E. Talbot||Naugatuck, R||1939-41||2 yrs.|
|Frank M. Anastasio||New Haven, D||1941-43||2 yrs.|
|Carl M. Sharpe||Abington, R||1943-45||2 yrs.|
|William T. Carroll||Torrington, D||1945-47||2 yrs.|
|Joseph A. Adorno||Middletown, R||1947-55||8 yrs.|
|John Ottaviano, Jr.||New Haven, R||1955-59||4 yrs.|
|John A. Speziale5||Torrington, D||1959-61||2 yrs. 10 m. 8 d.|
|Donald J. Irwin6||Norwalk, D||1961-63||1 yr. 1 m. 20 d.|
|Gerald A. Lamb7||Waterbury, D||1963-70||7 yrs. 1 m. 2 d.|
|John A. Iorio8||Waterbury, D||1970-71||10 m. 28 d.|
|Robert I. Berdon9||Branford, R||1971-73||2 yrs. 5 m. 22 d.|
|Alden A. Ives10||Glastonbury, R||1973-75||1 yr. 6 m. 6 d.|
|Henry E. Parker11||New Haven, D||1975-86||11 yrs. 26 d.|
|Joan R. Kemler12||West Hartford, D||1986-87||11 m. 5 d.|
|Francisco L. Borges13||Hartford, D||1987-93||6 yrs. 1m. 19 d.|
|Joseph M. Suggs, Jr.14||Bloomfield, D||1993-95||1 yr. 9 mo. 26 d.|
|Christopher B. Burnham15||Stamford, R||1995-97||2 yr. 6 mo. 18 d.|
|Paul J. Silvester16||West Hartford, R||1997-99||1 yr. 5 mo. 15 d.|
|Denise L. Nappier||Hartford, D||1999-2019||20 yrs.|
|Shawn T. Wooden||Hartford, D||2019-|
**Town listed is town of residence at time of election.
2Anson T. McCook was appointed to succeed G. Harold Gilpatric, who resigned August 16, 1924.
3Died September 29, 1937, and Thomas Hewes was appointed by the Governor to fill the vacancy.
4Resigned November 1, 1937, and Guy B. Holt was appointed by the Governor to fill the vacancy.
5Resigned November 15, 1961 to become a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
6Appointed November 20, 1961 by Governor Dempsey to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John A. Speziale.
7Resigned February 11, 1970 to become State Bank Commissioner.
8Appointed February 11, 1970 by Governor Dempsey to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Gerald A. Lamb.
9Resigned June 28, 1973 to become Judge of the Superior Court.
10Appointed June 29, 1973 by Governor Meskill to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert I. Berdon. Took oath of office on July 2, 1973.
11Resigned February 3, 1986 to accept a position in private industry.
12Appointed February 3, 1986 by Governor O'Neill to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry E. Parker.
13Resigned effective March 1, 1993 to accept a position in private industry.
14Appointed March 3, 1993 by the General Assembly to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Francisco L. Borges. Took oath of office on March 9, 1993.
15Resigned July 22, 1997 to accept a position in private industry.
16Appointed July 22, 1997 by Governor Rowland to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Christopher B. Burnham.