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Tribute to Treasurers

News release from state Treasurer’s Office (slightly edited):
Serving as Tennessee’s state treasurer is a challenging job.
For example, consider the plight of Hill McAlister, who had the dubious honor of serving in the office during the Great Depression.
Then there was James B. Walker Sr., who fell ill not long after becoming treasurer in the 1950s and turned to his son, James B. Walker Jr., for help.
Their stories and others have been chronicled as part of a new project undertaken by staff at the Tennessee Treasury Department. The goal of the project is to honor the legacy and contributions of State Treasurers and Treasury Department employees to the state of Tennessee. The project provides biographical information about current Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. and all of the people who preceded him in the office – available in one place for the first time ever.

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History of Past State Treasurers to Be Chronicled

News release from state treasurer’s office:
What: State Treasurer David H. Lillard, Jr. is hosting a reception to honor past State Treasurers by introducing a project chronicling their history. Special honor will be given to the four living former State Treasurers who will be in attendance including: The Honorable Thomas Wiseman, The Honorable Harlan Mathews, The Honorable Steve Adams and The Honorable Dale Sims.
When: Wednesday, April 6 at 3 p.m. Central Time
Where: The Old Supreme Court Chamber on the first floor of the Tennessee State Capitol
Who: In addition to Treasurer Lillard, the four living former treasurers, descendants of other former treasurers, historians and state officials including Governor Bill Haslam, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell and other members of the Tennessee General Assembly are expected to attend.