Comptroller Emeritus and long-time Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury William R. Snodgrass, 85 (Photo Courtesy: TN Comptroller of the Treasury)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A long-time Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury and Comptroller Emeritus William R. Snodgrass has died. He was 85.
Snodgrass served as Comptroller of the Treasury for 44 years. He was first elected in 1955, and served a total of 22 consecutive two-year. His career lasted through seven different governors and 23 General Assemblies.
Snodgrass was named Comptroller Emeritus when he retired in 1999, and is the only state constitutional officer ever given emeritus status.
The William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower was named in his honor, and is Tennessee's largest state office building.
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