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Through Ohio Treasury's Renew & Rebuild Ohio linked deposit program, small business owners, farmers, and homeowners affected by the floods and severe weather are now eligible to receive interest rate reductions on loans.

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History of the State Treasury

Proudly serving Ohio for more than 200 Years

Before Ohio became a state there was a public official managing the public's money.  John Armstrong of Marietta served as Treasurer-General for the Northwest Territory from 1796 to 1803.

Armstrong was appointed to the post by Congress, a role taken over by the Ohio Legislature in 1803. The legislature relinquished that power in 1851, when the treasurer became an elected official. Just like today, the treasurer back then was responsible for collecting and safeguarding most of Ohio's taxes and fees and managing state investments.

Although the role of the treasurer has remained the same, the scale of the office has increased dramatically since the mid-19th century.
The Ohio Treasury handled only about $6 million in total public funds in the late 19th century. In 2000, the office managed more than $160 billion in financial assets, including an investment portfolio that now exceeds $12 billion.

The Treasury was located in the Ohio statehouse from 1861 until 1974, when it was moved to its current location in the Rhodes Office Tower in downtown Columbus. Records show that it took a day and a half and 180 trips to move about $9 billion in securities from statehouse vaults to the Treasury's new offices.

The original office, located just inside the west entrance of the statehouse, was restored to its 19th-century appearance during the capital building's recent renovation. It is still used for ceremonial Treasury events.

Past State Treasurers:

Josh Mandel
2011-Present 

Kevin L. Boyce
2009-2011

Richard Cordray
2007-2009

Jennette B. Bradley
2005-2007

Joseph T. Deters
1999-2005

J. Kenneth Blackwell
1994-1999

Mary Ellen Withrow
1983-1994

Gertrude W. Donahey
1971-1983

John D. Herbert
1963-1971

Joseph T. Ferguson
1959-1963

Roger W. Tracy
1951-1959

Don H. Ebright
1939-1951

Clarence H. Knisley
1937-1939

Harry S. Day
1931-1937

Edwin A. Todd
1930-1931

H. Ross Ake
1929-1930

Bert B. Buckley
1927-1929

Harry S. Day
1923-1927

Rudolph W. Archer
1919-1923

Chester E. Bryan
1917-1919

Rudolph W. Archer
1915-1917

John P. Brennan
1913-1915

David S. Creamer
1909-1913

Charles C. Green
1908-1909

William S. McKinnon
1904-1908

Issac B. Cameron
1900-1904

Samuel B. Campbell
1896-1900

William T. Cope
1892-1896

John C. Brown
1886-1892

Peter Brady
1884-1886

Joseph Turney
1880-1884

Anthony Howells
1878-1880

John M. Millikin
1876-1878

Leroy Welsh
1875-1876

Isaac Welsh
1872-1875

S.S. Warner
1866-1872

William Hooper
1865-1866

G.V. Dorsey
1862-1865

A.P. Stone
1857-1862

William H. Gibson
1856-1857

John G. Breslin
1852-1856

Albert A. Bliss
1847-1852

Joseph Whitehill
1835-1847

Henry Brown
1823-1835

Samuel Sullivan
1820-1823

Hiram M. Curry
1816-1820

William McFarland
1803-1816

John Armstrong
1796-1803
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Office Of Debt Mgmt

The Office of Debt Management plays an important role in the operation of state government: it oversees the borrowing of funds to assure it is completed in an efficient manner.
    

SaveNOW

SaveNOW, a program offered by the State Treasurer through our linked deposit authority, offers a 3% bonus interest on savings accounts for Ohio citizens.
    

Smart Money Choices

A free personal financial-planning conference series for all Ohioans presented by State Treasurer Josh Mandel, and supported by a variety of statewide and regional partners.
    

Top-Bottom Review 2011

Review Outlines Steps to Improve Operations, Safeguard Investments, Leverage Technology, Increase Transparency and Modernize Banking Practices
    

e-Funds Transfer

Electronic Funds Transfers makes tax payments easy. Entities that have received a notice from the Ohio Department of Taxation can register for electronic payment via the website.
    

Veteran's Preference

Veteran’s Preference provides veterans with priority to be accepted into the GrowNOW and Ag-LINK linked-deposit programs.
    

GrowNOW

A partnership between eligible banks and the Ohio Treasury, enables small business owners to receive a 3% interest rate reduction on small business loans for two years with the opportunity for renewal
    

Renew & Rebuild Ohio

Small business owners, farmers and homeowners are eligible to receive financial assistance to rebuild and recover following an emergency.
    

Ag-LINK

A program for farms to receive an interest rate reduction on new or existing loans or lines of credit up to $150,000. Applications are accepted on an annual basis from January through March.
    

CPIM

The Center for Public Investment Management (CPIM) provides continuing education to Ohio’s public funds managers and their oversight authorities.
    

CPIM Conference: Bowling

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

CPIM Akron

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

CPIM Dayton

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

CPIM Columbus

The CPIM (Center for Public Funds Managers) Academy allows public funds managers to increase their financial competencies in managing and safeguarding Ohio’s tax dollars.
    

ECO-Link

A partnership between the State Treasurer and participating banks that provides a 3% interest rate reduction for 5 or 7 years on bank loans when completing energy-efficient upgrades to your home.