History of Idaho Treasurers

Ron G. Crane
Republican
1999 - Current
Ron G. Crane was born in Nampa, Idaho. He is a graduate of Nampa Christian High School and later graduated from college with an Associate's Degree. He received an honorary doctorate from Ohio Christia... Read More

Treasurer Information

Name: Ron G. Crane
Party: Republican
Term: 1999 - Current
Notes: Ron G. Crane was born in Nampa, Idaho. He is a graduate of Nampa Christian High School and later graduated from college with an Associate's Degree. He received an honorary doctorate from Ohio Christian University in 2008. He served as a member in the Idaho National Guard from 1971 -- 1977, receiving recognition as Idaho's Soldier of the Year in 1975.

Prior to his election as Treasurer in 1998, Mr. Crane served 16 years in the Idaho House of Representatives. While there, he chaired the House State Affairs Committee for 4 years and the Business Committee for 7 years. He also served as co-chairman of the Interim Committee on Electrical Restructuring. During his public service, he received the Guardian of Small Business Award from NFIB and the Legislative Champion of the Family Award.
Lydia Justice Edwards
Republican
1987 - 1998
Lydia Justice Edwards was born in Carter County, Kentucky, attended Prichard High School, San Francisco State, and the University of California. Treasurer Edwards served four and a half years in the I... Read More

Treasurer Information

Name: Lydia Justice Edwards
Party: Republican
Term: 1987 - 1998
Notes: Lydia Justice Edwards was born in Carter County, Kentucky, attended Prichard High School, San Francisco State, and the University of California. Treasurer Edwards served four and a half years in the Idaho House of Representatives. She received the 1983 Disabled American Veterans Citation of Merit, the 1985 Highway Users Motorvator Safety Award, the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority First Lady of the Year, and the Outstanding County Chairman Idaho Republican Hall of Fame Award. She was a member of Childhelp USA, Kiwanis, Idaho Mothers, Inc., and has served as delegate to three Republican National Conventions. Treasurer Edwards has three children, Mark, Alexandra, and Margot. She was elected State Treasurer in 1986. and again in 1990 and 1994.
Marijorie Ruth Moon
Democrat
1963 - 1986
Marjorie Ruth Moon was born in Pocatello, Idaho. She attended and graduated from Pocatello High School as valedictorian of her class and went on to attend Pacific University and receive a B.A. in Jour... Read More

Treasurer Information

Name: Marjorie Ruth Moon
Party: Democrat
Term: 1963 - 1986
Notes: Marjorie Ruth Moon was born in Pocatello, Idaho. She attended and graduated from Pocatello High School as valedictorian of her class and went on to attend Pacific University and receive a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Washington. Treasurer Moon was a reporter for the Pocatello Tribune, Caldwell News Tribune, and Boise bureau chief for the Deseret News. She purchased the Idaho Pioneer Statewide in Boise and founded the Garden City Gazette, Boise Gazette, and Eagle Enterprise. She was also a partner in Modern Press Printing Plant and the Sawtooth Lodge, later selling her interests in all of these businesses. Treasurer Moon was elected State Treasurer in 1962 and re-elected in 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, and 1982.
Rulon A. Swensen
Republican
1959 - 1962
 Appointed to fill vacancy.
Ruth G. Moon
Democrat
1955 - 1959
Ruth G. Moon was born in Julesburg, Colorado, and came to Idaho as a small child. She was a graduate of Weiser High School and Lewiston Normal School. Treasurer Moon married Clark B. Moon and they had... Read More

Treasurer Information

Name: Ruth G. Moon
Party: Democrat
Term: 1955 - 1959
Notes: Ruth G. Moon was born in Julesburg, Colorado, and came to Idaho as a small child. She was a graduate of Weiser High School and Lewiston Normal School. Treasurer Moon married Clark B. Moon and they had two daughters, Marjorie and Dorothy. Together with her husband they ran an auditing firm specializing in municipal tax audits. She was also the first County School Superintendent of Benewah County. Treasurer Moon was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Women of the Moose, Soroptomist Club International of Boise, and a member of the First Congregational Church of Boise. She was elected State Treasurer in 1944 and re-elected in 1954 and 1958.
Margaret Gilbert
Republican
1952 - 1954
 On March 17th, 1952, the Governor of the State of Idaho appointed Mrs. Margaret Gilvert as State Treasurer to fill the unexpired term occasioned by the death of Mrs. Painter.
Lela D. Painter
Republican
1947 - 1952
Lela D. Painter was born in Boise and grew up in Payette, Idaho. She graduated from high school and went on to attend normal school and business college. Treasurer Painter taught in Nampa and Middleto... Read More

Treasurer Information

Name: Lela D. Painter
Party: Republican
Term: 1947 - 1952
Notes: Lela D. Painter was born in Boise and grew up in Payette, Idaho. She graduated from high school and went on to attend normal school and business college. Treasurer Painter taught in Nampa and Middleton schools, was assistant cashier at the Middleton State Bank, County Treasurer of Canyon County, Treasurer of the College of Idaho, State Director of Bureau of Occupational License, and Vice-President of the State Association of County Treasurers. Treasurer Painter married Glen Painter and they had one son, Charles Painter.
Ruth G. Moon
Democrat
1945 - 1946
 
Myrtle P. Enking
Democrat
1933 - 1944
 
George C. Barrett
Republican
19231 - 1932
 
Byron Defenbach
Republican
1927 - 1930
 
Daniel F. Banks
Republican
1921 - 1926
 
John W. Eagleson
Republican
1915 - 1920
 
Edward H. Dewey
Republican
1914 - 1915
 
O. V. Allen
Republican
1911 - 1914
 
C. A. Hastings
Republican
1907 - 1910
 
Henry R. Coffin
Republican
1903 - 1906
 
John Plummer
Democrat
1901 - 1902
 
Lucius C. Rice
Democrat
1899 - 1900
Lucius Cozzens Rice, state treasurer of Idaho was one of the leading business men of the commonwealth, was a native of Riceville, Fulton county, New York, where he was born June 30, 1867. being the on... Read More

Treasurer Information

Name: Lucius D. Rice
Party: Democrat
Term: 1899 - 1900
Notes: Lucius Cozzens Rice, state treasurer of Idaho was one of the leading business men of the commonwealth, was a native of Riceville, Fulton county, New York, where he was born June 30, 1867. being the only son that was born to the marriage of Harvey P. and Sarah C. Rice.

In August 1898, he was nominated by the Democratic Party for state treasurer of Idaho, and later was indorsed for the same office by the silver Republicans and the Populists, and at the November election of 1898 he was elected by the largest vote ever cast for any candidate for public office in the state. He was always an ardent supporter of the principles of the Democratic party, and in 1896 was a delegate to the Democratic national convention that nominated Hon. W. J. Bryan for president. As state treasurer Mr. Rice was described as prudent, careful and painstaking, and it was conceded during his time that he was the best state treasurer the state had ever had and that in his hands the public funds had been safe.
George H. Storer
Democrat
1897 - 1898
 
Charles Bunting
Republican
1895 - 1896
 
W. C. Hill
Republican
1893 - 1894
 
Frank R. Coffin
Republican
1891 - 1892
 
Charles Himrod
Democrat
1887 - 1891
 
Joseph Perrault
Republican
1885 - 1887
 
John Huntoon
Republican
1872 - 1885
 
John S. Gray
Republican
1871 - 1872
 
Edward S. Sterling
Republican
1867 - 1871
 
Ephraim Smith
Republican
1865 - 1867
 
Derrick S. Kenyon
Republican
1863 - 1865