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The Comptroller of Maryland, United States, currently Peter Franchot, is the state's thirty-third chief financial officer, elected by the people to a four-year term. The Comptroller is not term-limited. The Office was established by the second Maryland
Maryland
Constitution of 1851 due to concern about the potential for fraud and corruption in the administration of the Public Treasury. The constitutional duties of the Office begin with the broad mandate to exercise "general superintendence of the fiscal affairs of the State", which includes collecting taxes and maintaining the general ledger. The Comptroller (or a deputy) countersigns all checks drawn by the State Treasurer upon the deposits of the State. The Comptroller also prescribes the formalities for transfer of other evidence of State debt and countersigns such papers. In addition, the Comptroller's Office audits taxpayers for compliance, handles delinquent tax collection, and enforces license and unclaimed property laws. The agency publicizes forgotten bank accounts, insurance benefits and other unclaimed assets of taxpayers. Acting as Maryland's chief accountant, the Comptroller pays the state's bills, maintains its books, prepares financial reports, and pays its state employees. List of Comptrollers of Maryland[edit]

Order Name Term Party

1 Philip Francis Thomas 1851–1853 Democratic

2 Henry E. Bateman 1853–1854 Democratic

3 William Pinkney Whyte 1854–1856 Democratic

4 William Henry Purnell 1856–1861 Know Nothing

5 Dennis Claude 1861 Democratic

6 Abram Lingan Jarrett 1861–1862 Democratic

7 Samuel Snowden Maffit 1862–1864 National Union (previously Republican)

8 Henry Hollyday Goldsborough 1864 National Union (previously Republican)

9 Robert John Jump 1864–1867 National Union (previously Republican)

10 William James Leonard 1867–1870 Democratic

11 Levin Woolford 1870–1878 Democratic

12 Thomas James Keating 1878–1884 Democratic

13 J. Frank Turner 1884–1888 Democratic

14 L. Victor Baughman 1888–1892 Democratic

15 Marion deKalb Smith 1892–1896 Democratic

16 Robert Patterson Graham 1896–1898 Republican

17 Phillips Lee Goldsborough 1898–1900 Republican

18 Joshua W. Hering 1900–1904 Democratic

19 Gordon T. Atkinson 1904–1908 Democratic

20 Joshua W. Hering 1908–1910 Democratic

21 William B. Clagett 1910–1911 Democratic

22 Charles H. Stanley 1911–1912 Democratic

23 Emerson C. Harrington 1912–1916 Democratic

24 Hugh A. McMullen 1916–1920 Democratic

25 E. Brooke Lee 1920–1922 Democratic

26 William S. Gordy, Jr. 1922–1939 Democratic

27 J. Millard Tawes 1939–1947 Democratic

28 James J. Lacy 1947–1950 Democratic

29 J. Millard Tawes 1950–1959 Democratic

30 Louis L. Goldstein 1959–1998 Democratic

31 Robert L. Swann 1998–1999 Democratic

32 William Donald Schaefer 1999–2007 Democratic

33 Peter Franchot 2007–present Democratic

References[edit]

List of Comptrollers of Maryland
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from the Maryland
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Archives

External links[edit]

Official website of the Comptroller of Maryland

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