History of the Office

  • Office of Commissioner of the Revenue established in 1786
  • Constitutional status acquired in 1851
  • Constitutional Convention 1901-1902
  • Office made appointive by the General Assembly in 1906
  • Office made elective by the General Assembly in 1908
  • Constitutional Amendment approved for four-year terms in 1910
  • Compensation Board formed in 1930s (to determine salaries)
  • Office today is structured similar to the 1930s