|39th Tennessee State Treasurer|
January 1987 - October 24, 2003
Stephen Douglas Adams
May 27, 1951
Cornersville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Alma mater||Austin Peay State University|
Adams joined the Tennessee Department of Conservation in 1973 and left for the Treasury Department in 1975.
Adams was elected Tennessee State Treasurer by the state's General Assembly in 1987, following the appointment of Harlan Mathews to Governor Ned McWherter's cabinet. He continued to be reelected another eight times. He was President of the National Association of State Treasurers from 1997 to 1998.
Adams resigned from his position as Treasurer on October 24, 2003 to become Chief Administrative Officer of the Tennessee Lottery. He was dismissed in 2006 after allegations of workplace harassment. Adams denied the claims and took legal action against the state lottery to release his employment records.