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Governor Robert Lee Williams
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Governor Robert Lee Williams
Robert Lee Williams
3rd Governor of Oklahoma
Term of office: January 11, 1915January 13, 1919
Lieutenant Governor: Martin E. Trapp
Predecessor: Lee Cruce
Successor: James Robertson
Born: December 20, 1868
Brundidge, Alabama
Died: April 10, 1948
Sherman, Texas
Political party: Democrat
Profession: Lawyer, Judge
Spouse: never married

Robert Lee Williams (December 20, 1868April 10, 1948) was an American layer, judge, and politician who served as the third Governor of Oklahoma. Williams would also play a role in the drafting of the Oklahoma Constitution. Beyond his term as Governor, Williams would serve Oklahoma as the first Chief Justice of Oklahoma and would serve the United States as a District and Circuit Judge. This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma Mary Fallin, the 13th and current Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma The Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma is the second-highest executive official of the state government of Oklahoma. ... Martin Edwin Trapp served as Governor of Oklahoma from 1923 to 1927. ... Lee Cruce (July 8, 1863–January 16, 1933) was the second governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... James Brooks Ayers Robertson (March 15, 1871 – March 7, 1938, also called J.B.A. Robertson, was an American lawyer and statesman from Chandler, Oklahoma. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Brundidge is a city located in Pike County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 2,341. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Sherman is a city located in Grayson County, Texas. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... A layer is the following: In abstraction, a layer is an abstract place conceived as having depth. ... A judge or justice is an official who presides over a court. ... A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma The Constitution of the State of Oklahoma is the governing document of the state of Oklahoma, superseded only by the Federal Constitution. ... The Supreme Court of Oklahoma is one of the highest judicial body in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and leads the judicial branch of the Oklahoma state government. ...

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Early life

Robert Lee Williams was born on December 20, 1898 in at Brundidge, Alabama. Growing up, Williams went to school to become an attorney. Earning a number of degrees, one included a study of Methodist doctrines, entitling him to become a certified minister. Earning a Doctor of Laws degree, Williams passed the Alabama bar exam in 1891 at the age of 23 and began his practice in Troy, Alabama. December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Brundidge is a city located in Pike County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 2,341. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Doctor of Laws (Latin: Legum Doctor, LL.D) is a doctorate-level academic degree in law. ... A bar examination is an series of tests conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given American examination usually consists of the following: complicated essay questions concerning that jurisdictions law; the Multistate Bar Examination, a standardized, nationwide examination containing generalized... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Troy is a city located in Pike County, Alabama. ...


At the age of 25, Williams, in 1893, moved to the Cherokee Outlet in Indian Territory following its opening where he briefly practiced law in Orlando. After a brief return to Alabama, Williams permanently return to Indian Territory and settled in Durant where he became increasingly involved in local politics. Williams became a driving force behind the Democratic Party in modern day eastern Oklahoma in his role as the national committeeman from Indian Territory. 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Alternate meaning: Cherokee Strip, Kansas United States. ... Indian Territory in 1836 Indian Territory in 1891 Indian Country redirects here. ... Orlando is a town located in Logan County, Oklahoma. ... Durant is a city in Bryan County, Oklahoma, United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


Oklahoma Statehood and Chief Justice

Selected to represent Durant and the surrounding area at the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention, Williams traveled to Guthrie where he would meet two men that would have profound effects on both his and Oklahoma’s future: Charles N. Haskell and William H. Murray. Through there labors, Oklahoma’s Constitution was established and Oklahoma became a state on November 16, 1907. On that same day, Charles Haskell was inaugurated as the first Governor of Oklahoma. Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma The Constitution of the State of Oklahoma is the governing document of the state of Oklahoma, superseded only by the Federal Constitution. ... Downtown Guthries Victorian Architecture Guthrie is a city located in Logan County, Oklahoma and is part of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area. ... Charles Nathaniel Haskell (March 13, 1860 – July 5, 1933) was an American lawyer, oilman, and statesman. ... William Henry David Alfalfa Bill Murray (1869–1956) was a United States Democratic Party politician representing Oklahoma. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Through his friendship with Haskell and his own skill as an attorney, Williams was appointed by Haskell to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Once on the Court, Williams was selected to serve as the Court’s first Chief Justice. He was reappointed that post again in 1908 and would serve in that office until 1914, the only position he would hold on Oklahoma’s highest court. The Supreme Court of Oklahoma is one of the highest judicial body in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and leads the judicial branch of the Oklahoma state government. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


In 1914, before the end of Oklahoma’s second governor’s term, Governor Lee Cruce, Williams resigned from his position as Chief Justice in order to place his name in the Democratic primaries for Governor of Oklahoma. His fame as Chief Justice easily won him the Democratic nomination. Despite being a Democrat, Williams was fiercely conservative and possessed an assertive personality and held a high sense of duty. Williams’s Republican opponent was John Fields, the editor of a farm related newspaper based in Oklahoma City. Williams faced a difficult fight for the governorship with Fields’s paper granting him the majority of the farm related voters’ vote. Despite this Williams’s popularity won him the victory by a narrow margin. He was inaugurated as the third Governor of Oklahoma on January 11, 1915. Lee Cruce (July 8, 1863–January 16, 1933) was the second governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Governor of Oklahoma

What Governor Haskell initiated and Governor Cruce started, Governor Williams finished. On January 1, 1917, Williams officially moved into the Oklahoma State Capitol before it was completed. On July 1 of that year the State officially took control over the Capitol. The next year on March 18, 1918, the Oklahoma Legislature would hold its first meeting in its new permanent home. Despite the State’s adoption of the building, the Capitol was not completed until 1919, however the building lacked a dome. This problem was solved when in 2000, Governor Frank Keating proposed that a dome be added. The Capitol was finally “completed” with the erection of the dome on November 16, 2002. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Oklahoma State Capitol The Oklahoma State Capitol, located in Oklahoma City, is the seat of government of the U.S. state of Oklahoma and the location of the chambers of the Oklahoma Legislature. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma is the biennial meeting of the legislative branch of the Government of Oklahoma. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... This article is about the building structural element. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... Frank Keating as Governor of Oklahoma Francis Anthony (Frank) Keating (born February 10, 1944) is an American politician who was the Republican Governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003. ... November 16 is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 45 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


When Williams took office, Oklahoma was suffering terrible economic troubles. Hoping to save the State, implemented policies that he believed would solve these problems and bring improvement. First Williams proposed legislation levying new taxes while appropriations for all state institutions were decreased in order to reduce the State’s deficit in the budget.


One of William’s greatest advances in the state’s economy came when he instituted the Oklahoma State Board of Affairs. Through this Board, many of Oklahoma’s boards, agencies, and institutions were consolidated. Williams influenced Oklahoma’s budget by making appointments and setting salaries. Due to his direct administrative role and concentration of power, Williams would stem the drain of executive power that Cruce’s administration had left on the Governorship.

Williams supported President Woodrow Wilson during World War One, who would later appoint Williams as District Judge of the Eastern District Court of Oklahoma
Williams supported President Woodrow Wilson during World War One, who would later appoint Williams as District Judge of the Eastern District Court of Oklahoma

William’s main mindset throughout his administration was reform. Through legislative action and program policy changes, Oklahoma instituted a highway construction bill, a State insurance bond, created the office of pardon and parole and a State fiscal agency. Williams and the Legislature amended the laws regarding to impeachment of State officials, provided for the aid of agriculture, and created oil and gas divisions within the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Also, Williams changed the composition of the Oklahoma Supreme Court from six justices total to nine. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2976x3623, 1136 KB) Description President of the United States Thomas Woodrow Wilson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2976x3623, 1136 KB) Description President of the United States Thomas Woodrow Wilson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ... The Supreme Court of Oklahoma is one of the highest judicial body in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and leads the judicial branch of the Oklahoma state government. ...


Two things are remembered about William’s administration above all others. The first being the landmark Supreme Court of the United States case Guinn v. United States in 1915. When state officials enforced Oklahoma’s Jim Crow laws, an appeal was made to the Supreme Court of the United States. When the Court ruled that laws that “serve no rational purpose other than to disadvantage the right of African-American citizens to vote violated the Fifteenth Amendment,” many state officials were indicted and by sentenced for violation of federal election laws. This prompted Williams to call the Legislature into special session in 1916 to determine more constitutional methods of black suffrage. The result was the institution of a literary test to Oklahoma. However, the voters of Oklahoma voted the message down, enabling many African-Americans to right to vote for the first time. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the judicial branch of the United States federal government. ... Holding A state statute drafted in such a way as to serve no rational purpose other than to disadvantage the right of African-American citizens to vote violated the Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jim Crow laws were state and local laws enacted in the Southern and border states of the United States and in force between 1876 and 1964 that required racial segregation, especially of African-Americans, in all public facilities. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The second major event in William’s governorship was that the United States was forced to deal with World War I in 1916. The Great War would cast its shadow over the remainder of William’s term in office. For the most part, many domestic policies were dropped in favor of the mobilization of Oklahoma in preparation for war. The Oklahoma military was swelled through local draft boards, the maximum food production was encouraged to feed the USA’s allies across the sea, promotion for fuel and food conservatism was enacted, and Williams personally acted as moderated between pro- and anti-war forces throughout the State. Combatants Allied Powers: British Empire France Italy Russian Empire Kingdom of Serbia United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary Bulgaria German Empire Ottoman Empire Commanders Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Ferdinand Foch Nikolay II Nikolay Yudenich Radomir Putnik Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Wilhelm II Reinhard Scheer Franz Josef I Oskar Potiorek Ä°smail... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


By the time January 13, 1919 rolled around, Williams was happy to leave the Governorship behind him. Oklahoma had elected to replace him James B. A. Robertson, whom Williams had defeated in the 1914 Democratic primaries for Governor. January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... James Brooks Ayers Robertson (March 15, 1871 – March 7, 1938, also called J.B.A. Robertson, was an American lawyer and statesman from Chandler, Oklahoma. ...


Return to the Judiciary

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Williams to the Tenth Circuit Court
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Williams to the Tenth Circuit Court

Following the end of World War I and his exist from office, Williams had found favor in US President Woodrow Wilson. Returning to his first love, Williams once again became a judge in the Oklahoma Judiciary. Appointed by President Wilson to serve as an District Judge on the District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, William would, from 1919 onward, spend the remainder of his political career in the judicial branch. He continued his service as a Distict Judge until in 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt appointed him to serve as a Circuit Judge on the Tenth Circuit Court. Williams would hold that position until his retirement in 1939, but he would continue to serve as needed for the remainder of his life. Image File history File linksMetadata FDR_in_1933. ... Image File history File linksMetadata FDR_in_1933. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ... A United States federal judge is a judge appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate in accordance with Article III of the United States Constitution. ... The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the following counties: Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, Le Flore, Love, Marshall, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pushmataha, Seminole, Sequoyah... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States district courts: District of Colorado District of Kansas District of New Mexico Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma District of Utah District of Wyoming These districts were... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Death and Legacy

Williams would remain in Oklahoma until his death on April 10, 1948 at the age of 80. On February 15, 1948, William would reluctantly enter the Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, Texas where he would spend his last moments. His body was taken back to Durant where his body would lay in state in the Robert L. Williams Library with an honor guard of soldiers of the National Guard. Though the State had offered to allow his body to lie in state at the Capital, William’s family declined. His funeral was held at the First Methodist Church of Durant. Like both of his predecessors, Williams would be buried in his adoptive Oklahoma home of Durant in Highland Cemetery. April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Sherman is a city located in Grayson County, Texas. ...


No other Governor would life as long until Governor Henry S. Johnston would die in 1965 at the age of 98. Williams, who’s Governorship had seen World War I, would see World War II in his civilian life after leaving public office. Williams became to first Governor of Oklahoma to see both of these major wars. Henry Simpson Johnston (1867–1965) was the governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma from 1927 until 1929. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, the use of images on this page may require cleanup, involving adjustment of image placement, formatting, size, or other adjustments. ...


Williams was a member of what many Oklahoma historians refer to as the Haskell Dynasty in that he had close ties to the state’s first Governor. A close friend of Haskell from the days of the State Constitutional Convention, Williams would benefit from this in his appointment by Haskell to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Later, as Governor, Williams would follow in Haskell’s footsteps through his use of his powerful personality to control the Legislature and the State. Unlike the second Governor Lee Cruce, both men would exercise great executive power. Charles Nathaniel Haskell (March 13, 1860 – July 5, 1933) was an American lawyer, oilman, and statesman. ... The Supreme Court of Oklahoma is one of the highest judicial body in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and leads the judicial branch of the Oklahoma state government. ... Lee Cruce (July 8, 1863–January 16, 1933) was the second governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ...


State of the State Speeches

  • First State of State speech
  • Second State of the Sate speech
  • Third State of the State speech

Sources

  • List of Governor of Oklahoma
  • Governor Robert L. Williams
  • State biography of Williams
  • Sooner State Geneology entry
Preceded by:
Lee Cruce
Governor of Oklahoma
19151919
Succeeded by:
James Robertson
Governors of Oklahoma Oklahoma State Flag
Territorial: SteeleMartinSeay • Renfrow • Barnes • Jenkins • Grimes • Ferguson • Frantz

HaskellCruceWilliamsRobertsonWaltonTrapp • Johnston • HollowayW. MurrayMarlandPhillipsKerrTurnerJ. MurrayGaryEdmondsonNigh • Bellmon • BartlettHallBorenNigh • Bellmon • WaltersKeatingHenry Lee Cruce (July 8, 1863–January 16, 1933) was the second governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... James Brooks Ayers Robertson (March 15, 1871 – March 7, 1938, also called J.B.A. Robertson, was an American lawyer and statesman from Chandler, Oklahoma. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oklahoma. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma Territory: George Washington Steele (1890-1891) Robert Martin (1891-1892) Abraham Jefferson Seay (1892-1893) William Cary Renfrow (1893-1897) Cassius McDonald Barnes (1897-1901) William Miller Jenkins (1901) William C. Grimes (1901) Thompson Benton Ferguson (1901-1906) Frank Frantz (1906-1907... George Washington Steele (December 13, 1839 – July 12, 1922) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician who twice served as a Congressman for Indiana, from 1881 to 1889 and again from 1895 to 1903. ... Governor Abraham Jefferson Seay Abraham Jefferson Seay (November 28, 1832 – December 12, 1915) was an American lawyer, soldier, judge, and politician. ... Governor Frank Frantz Frank Frantz (May 7, 1872 – March 9, 1941) was an American Rough Rider and politician who served as the ninth and final Governor of Oklahoma Territory. ... Charles Nathaniel Haskell (March 13, 1860 – July 5, 1933) was an American lawyer, oilman, and statesman. ... Lee Cruce (July 8, 1863–January 16, 1933) was the second governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... James Brooks Ayers Robertson (March 15, 1871 – March 7, 1938, also called J.B.A. Robertson, was an American lawyer and statesman from Chandler, Oklahoma. ... John Calloway Walton (March 6, 1881–November 25, 1949) was the governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma in 1923. ... Martin Edwin Trapp served as Governor of Oklahoma from 1923 to 1927. ... Henry Simpson Johnston (1867–1965) was the governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma from 1927 until 1929. ... William Judson Holloway was Governor of Oklahoma, who served from 1929 to 1931. ... William Henry David Alfalfa Bill Murray (1869–1956) was a United States Democratic Party politician representing Oklahoma. ... Ernest Whitworth Marland (May 8, 1874 – October 3, 1941) was an American layer, oil businessman, and politician who served as the tenth Governor of Oklahoma. ... Leon Chase Phillips was a governor of Oklahoma, he was born December 9, 1890, in Worth County, Missouri, Phillips moved to Oklahoma at an early age. ... Oil man Robert S. Kerr September 11, 1896 in what is now Ada, Oklahoma January 1, 1963in Washington, D.C., first held elective office when he became Oklahomas governor in 1942. ... Roy Joseph Turner, was a Governor of Oklahoma, Turner was born November 6, 1894, in Lincoln County, Oklahoma Territory. ... Johnston Murray (July 21, 1902–April 16, 1974) was the Governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma from 1951 until 1955. ... Raymond Dancel Gary w as the first Governor to be born in Oklahoma since statehood. ... MLK Library EDMONDSON, James Howard, (brother of Edmond A. Edmondson), a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Muskogee, Okla. ... George Patterson Nigh (born June 9, 1927), was a popular Oklahoma U.S. Democratic Party leader, served as Governor of Oklahoma on two separate occasions. ... Henry Louis Bellmon (born September 3, 1921) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ... Dewey Follett Bartlett (March 28, 1919–March 1, 1979), a U.S. politician, served as the second Republican Governor of Oklahoma from 1967 to 1971, following his predecessor, Henry Bellmon. ... David Hall (born October 20, 1930), U.S. Democratic Party politician, He served as Governor of Oklahoma from 1971 to 1975. ... credited to the United States Senate Historical Office David Lyle Boren (born April 21, 1941) was a Democratic United States Senator from Oklahoma from 1979 until 1994. ... George Patterson Nigh (born June 9, 1927), was a popular Oklahoma U.S. Democratic Party leader, served as Governor of Oklahoma on two separate occasions. ... Henry Louis Bellmon (born September 3, 1921) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ... David L. Walters David Lee Walters (born November 20, 1951) was the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma from 1991 to 1995. ... Frank Keating as Governor of Oklahoma Francis Anthony (Frank) Keating (born February 10, 1944) is an American politician who was the Republican Governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003. ... Charles Bradford Brad Henry (born June 10, 1963) is the Governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ...


 
 

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