History

History

The Origin of the Auditors of Public Accounts


The office of the Auditors of Public Accounts can trace its origin to a charter granted in 1662 to the Colony of Connecticut by King Charles the Second of England. The state statutes of 1750 refer to the auditing of “the Colony’s account with the Treasurer of the Colony.” In 1786, when the Office of the State Comptroller was created, the Auditors of Public Accounts was placed under its supervision and remained so until 1937, when legislation established the independent status of the office. Its organization, with two state auditors not of the same political party, makes Connecticut unique among state auditing agencies. From its colonial origin, Connecticut’s audit function has been performed by more than a single auditor.

Today’s APA


The Auditors of Public Accounts presently consists of over 100 full-time employees. The state auditors are assisted in the management of the office by a deputy state auditor, five administrative auditors and two executive assistants. The administrative auditors oversee five audit groups generally divided by type and subject matter. The administration unit provides administrative assistance to the office, support services to the field audit teams, and report processing services. For additional information on the office, please see the latest Annual Report to the General Assembly.

Current and Past Connecticut State Auditors


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Current state auditors - Robert J. Kane & John C. Geragosian

PRESENT DAY
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Robert J. Kane was appointed as a state auditor.

2017
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Robert M. Ward & John C. Geragosian were appointed as state auditors.

2011
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Robert G. Jaekle & Kevin P. Johnston were appointed as state auditors.

1993
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Henry J. Becker & Leo V. Donohue were appointed as state auditors.

1967
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C. Perrie Phillips was appointed as a state auditor.

1965
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Robert F. Claffey & Charles F. Baldwin were appointed as state auditors.

1960
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Raymond S. Thatcher was appointed as a state auditor.

1956
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Raymond I. Longley was appointed as a state auditor.

1951
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Joseph B. Downes was appointed as a state auditor.

1941
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Legislation passes establishing the independent status of the office of the Auditors of Public Accounts.

1937
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Frank M. Lynch was appointed as a state auditor.

1935
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Lewis W. Phelps was appointed as a state auditor.

1924
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Edward M. Yeomans was appointed as a state auditor.

1906
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Lester D. Phelps was appointed as a state auditor.

1904
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James P. Bree was appointed as a state auditor.

1902
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Walter A. Riley & D. Ward Northrop were appointed as state auditors.

1900
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The office of the Auditors of Public Accounts is placed under the supervision of the newly created office of the State Comptroller.

1786
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The origin of the office of the Auditors of Public Accounts can be traced to a charter granted to the Colony of Connecticut by King Charles the Second of England

1662