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Encyclopedia > First Comptroller of the Treasury

The Comptroller of the Treasury is a U.S. federal government official who examines accounts and signs drafts.



This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopędia Britannica.


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Comptroller of the Treasury (340 words)
In February of 1989 Morgan returned to state government as executive assistant to the Comptroller of the Treasury, and in January 1999 was first elected Comptroller of the Treasury by the Tennessee General Assembly.
The Comptroller of the Treasury is a constitutional officer elected by the General Assembly for a term of two years.
The Comptroller of the Treasury is also a member of over 35 committees, boards and commissions.
Comptroller of Maryland - A Brief History of the comptroller of Maryland (284 words)
The "Comptroller of the Treasury" was created by a constitutional order in 1851 to have "general superintendence of the fiscal affairs of the state." More specifically, the comptroller's office was created to keep watch over the state treasurer whose activities were going unchecked.
The first comptroller, Philip Francis Thomas, had a salary of $2,500 and a staff of one clerk.
The first comptrollers also spent a lot of their time signing forms until the office was able to obtain an official signature stamp in 1858.
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