23rd State Treasurer: 1913-1917
Edwin P. Deal (Democrat), the 23rd State Treasurer, was a native Missourian, born in Charleston, Mo., on April 19, 1859. He received his education in
the public schools of Missouri and at the United States Naval Academy of Annapolis, Md., and Gettysburg College.
He was county treasurer and county collector, and was appointed a member of the Swamp Land Commission by Governor William Joel Stone in 1895, serving as secretary of that commission. Mr. Deal represented Mississippi County in the 44th through 46th General Assemblies, and was chairman of the House Appropriation Committee in the 46th General Assembly.
He received the Democratic nomination for state treasurer on Aug. 6, 1912, and was elected to the office in November. The salaries of the state treasurer and employees remained the same as his predecessor, however he added another bookkeeper, making a total of seven employees.
He married Mary Crenshaw on Sept. 3, 1879. They had two children. Mr. Deal died at Charleston on Dec.10, 1945.