Last updated on: 4/14/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

John G. Morgan Biography

Title:
Former State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The state is limited in its control over unauthorized aliens in Tennessee. The General Assembly may wish to consider encouraging the federal government to take a stronger role in this area including increasing the quotas of immigrants allowed to enter the United States, increased enforcement against undocumented workers and employers hiring unauthorized aliens, deportation of criminal aliens, and funding state and local public services for this population. State agencies, such as the Departments of Safety and Health, should continue to assist to provide the federal government fair and timely mechanisms of worker verification. The federal government is developing regulations to require a verified and more secure identification system in the U.S., “Real ID.” Support for such a system could make it easier to identify unauthorized aliens and exclude them from jobs and services as currently required by federal law.”

“Immigration Issues in Tennessee,” State of Tennessee Offices of Research and Education Accountability, Aug. 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Tennessee, Jan. 1999 – Jan. 2009
  • Executive Assistant to the Comptroller of the Treasury, State of Tennessee, Feb. 1989 – Jan. 1999
  • Vice-President – Director of Public Finance, Third National Bank, Oct. 1987 – Feb. 1989
  • Assistant to the Comptroller and Director, Bond Finance, Jan. 1987 – Oct. 1987
  • Director, Comptroller of the Treasury, Bond Finance, 1983 – 1987
  • Assistant Director, Comptroller of the Treasury, Bond Finance, 1982 – 1983
  • Administrative Assistant to the State of Tennessee Treasurer, 1980 – 1982
  • Research Assistant, Department of Finance and Administration, State of Tennessee, 1978 – 1980
  • Research Assistant, Legislative Fiscal Review Committee, State of Tennessee 1976 – 1978
  • Member, National Association of State Auditors Comptrollers and
    Treasurers
  • Member, American Society Public Administration
  • Member, National State Auditors Association
Education:
  • Attended Louisiana State University, 1974 – 1976
  • BS, major unknown, Austin Peay State University, 1974
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Illegal Immigration Disadvantage American Workers?