Steve Adams (politician)
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Steve Adams Politician
Steve Adams
39th Tennessee State Treasurer

January 1987 - October 24, 2003
GovernorNed McWherter
Don Sundquist
Phil Bredesen
Harlan Mathews
Dale Sims
Personal details
Stephen Douglas Adams

(1951-05-27) May 27, 1951 (age 69)
Cornersville, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Reta Stockman
Alma materAustin Peay State University

Stephen Douglas "Steve" Adams (born May 27, 1951) is a former state treasurer of Tennessee, who served in that position for sixteen years, from 1987 to 2003.

Early life and education

Adams was born in Cornersville in Marshall County, Tennessee. He attended Austin Peay State University.[1]


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.[1][2] He was dismissed in 2006 after allegations of workplace harassment.[3] Adams denied the claims and took legal action against the state lottery to release his employment records.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Senior state executive joins lottery team". Nashville Post. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Adams, Chambers Join Lottery". The Chattanoogan. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Steve Adams dismissed after harassment probe". Nashville Post. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Fired Lottery executive seeks to join lawsuit". Nashville Post. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Adams' Personnel File Shows 'Exceptional Performance'". Nashville Post. Retrieved .

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