from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who has charge of funds or revenues, especially the chief financial officer of a government, corporation, or association.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The head of a corporation's treasury department.
- n. The official entrusted with the funds and revenues of an organization such as a club.
- n. The government official in charge of the Treasury.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who has the care of a treasure or treasure or treasury; an officer who receives the public money arising from taxes and duties, or other sources of revenue, takes charge of the same, and disburses it upon orders made by the proper authority; one who has charge of collected funds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which treasures or stores up; one who has charge of treasure.
- n. Specifically, one who has the care of a treasure or treasury; an officer who receives the public money arising from taxes and duties or other sources of revenue, takes charge of the same, and disburses it upon orders drawn by the proper authority; also, one who has the charge of collected funds, such as those belonging to incorporated companies or private societies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an officer charged with receiving and disbursing funds
The group's treasurer is a man named Jason Miller, who, according to the FEC report, is with a Republican political consulting firm called Jamestown Associates.
When the AFL-CIO meets in Pittsburgh Sept. 13-17, Trumka, now the AFL-CIO's secretary-treasurer, is expected to replace Sweeney, who is retiring after 14 years leading the nation's largest labor coalition through troubling times.
Giannoulias, the sitting Illinois treasurer, is running neck-and-neck with Rep. Mark Kirk, struggling to deny the GOP the symbolic victory of grabbing the president's old seat.
Semi-educated guess, but I would assume an appointed treasurer is more likely to be found through a search process that seeks people with a relevant degree of financial expertise, whereas electoral processes would be more likely to select someone who is a political hack and/or financial amateur.
The state treasurer is foundering in the polls and recently saw his running mate defect to Baker.
He noted the 34-year-old's position as treasurer is his first government job.
Obama buddy Alexi Giannoulias, the Illinois treasurer, is struggling to capture the president's former Senate seat against a Republican opponent damaged by his false claims about military accomplishments.
Another short-term treasurer took over in August and resigned less than two months later, at which point campaign manager Matt Moran added the treasurer's role to his responsibilities.
Another short-term treasurer took over in August and resigned less than two months later, when Moran added the treasurer's role to his campaign manager responsibilities.
But we know not whither the horse hath fled, that the treasurer is gone and hath left us thus pinioned.