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Encyclopedia > William H. Murray
William Henry Davis Murray
William H. Murray

In office
January 12, 1931 – January 15, 1935
Lieutenant(s) Robert Burns
Preceded by William J. Holloway
Succeeded by Ernest W. Marland

In office
1907 – 1909
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Ben F. Wilson

Born November 21, 1869(1869-11-21)
Collinsville, Texas
Died July 15, 1956 (aged 86)
Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Political party Democratic
Spouse Mary Alice Hearrell Murray
Profession Teacher, Lawyer

William Henry Davis "Alfalfa Bill" Murray (November 21, 1869October 15, 1956) was an American teacher, lawyer, and politician who served as a Congressman representing Oklahoma in the U.S. House and would serve as Oklahoma’s first Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and ninth Governor of Oklahoma. Image File history File links William_Murray. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 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. ... William Judson Holloway was Governor of Oklahoma, who served from 1929 to 1931. ... Ernest Whitworth Marland, was governor of Oklahoma from 1935 to 1939. ... Todd Hiett, the 38th and current Speaker of the House The Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the lower house of the Oklahoma Legislature, the Oklahoma House of Representatives. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Ben F. Wilson (7 July 1876 – 25 August 1930), was an American film actor, director, producer and screenwriter of the silent era. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Collinsville is a town located in Grayson County, Texas. ... is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tishomingo is a city located in Johnston County, Oklahoma. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... For university teachers, see professor. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For university teachers, see professor. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      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. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Todd Hiett, the 38th and current Speaker of the House The Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the lower house of the Oklahoma Legislature, the Oklahoma House of Representatives. ... The Oklahoma House of Representatives meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma The Oklahoma House of Representatives is the larger body of the two houses of the Oklahoma Legislature, the other being the Oklahoma Senate. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ...

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Early life

William Henry Davis Murray was born In the town of Toadsuck, Texas, renamed Collinsville in the 1880's, on November 21, 1869. Unfortunately for Murray, his mother died when he was only two years old and after his father remarried his family moved to Montague, Texas. At the age of twelve, Murray left home. The majority of Murray’s adolescence was spent working on farms during the summer and attending public schools in the winter. Murray would work hard and be admitted to the College Hill Institute in Springtown, Texas. is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Montague is a community in central Montague County, Texas. ... Springtown is a city located in Parker County, Texas. ...


After gradating from College Hill with a teaching degree in 1889, Murray would hold several jobs, including teacher, book seller, and an author for the Fort Worth Gazette. While at College Hill, Murray took an interest in law. Passing the Texas bar exam in 1895, Murray practiced law in Fort Worth, Texas until 1898 when he moved to Tishomingo, Indian Territory. Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For university teachers, see professor. ... 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... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant and Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City  298. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Tishomingo is a city located in Johnston County, Oklahoma. ... Indian Territory in 1836 Indian Country redirects here. ...


Upon arriving to Tishomingo, Murray discovered the city to be the capital of the Chickasaw Nation. Murray’s legal knowledge and colorful personality earn him the position of legal advisor to the Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, Douglas H. Johnston. Murray would marry Johnston’s niece: Mary Alice Hearrell. Not only did Murray practice law in Tishomingo he also learned many aspects of the farmer’s life. The Chickasaws are a Native American people of the United States, originally from present-day Mississippi, now mostly living in Oklahoma. ...


Murray acquired his famous "Alfalfa" nickname around 1902 when he was a political operative for Oklahoma Territory gubernatorial candidate Palmer S. Moseley. Murray developed the habit of giving talks to local farmers about politics and farming. During the discussion, Murray would frequently talk on a large tract of alfalfa he had cultivated. An observer of one of Murray's speeches, Arthur Sinclair, reported to the editor of the Tishomingo Capital-Democrat that he had just witnessed "Alfalfa Bill" deliver one of his finest speeches. The name stuck with Murray for the rest of his life. Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For the Our Gang (Little Rascals) character, see Carl Switzer. ...


Indian Politics

Murray’s closeness to Governor Johnston would benefit him in his political career. By 1903, talk of an Indian state, the State of Sequoyah, was being heard and the Five Civilized Tribes were gathering to write the state’s Constitution. Governor Johnston appointed Murray to represent the Chickasaws at the convention which was being held in 1905 at the Creek Nation capital of Muskogee. 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The State of Sequoyah was the proposed name for what proved to be an abortive attempt by Native Americans in the early years of the 20th century to establish a U.S. state in the eastern part of what is now Oklahoma. ... The Five Civilized Tribes is the term applied to five Native American nations, the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole, considered civilized by white Anais because they had adopted many of the colonists customs (including the ownership of plantations and black slaves) and had generally good relations with their neighbors. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... The Creek are an American Indian people originally from the southeastern United States, also known by their original name Muscogee (or Muskogee), the name they use to identify themselves today. ... Location within the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country State County Muskogee Government  - Mayor Wren Stratton Area  - Total 38. ...


The convention was held on August 21, 1905 to draft the Constitution. Of the six delegates at the Muskogee convention, all were of Native American descent save two: Murray and Charles N. Haskell. After the proposed Constitution was written, the citizens of the Five Tribes overwhelmingly supported it. Unfortunately US President Theodore Roosevelt refused to allow it be accepted by the United States Congress. Roosevelt would only allow the two territories of Indian and Oklahoma to be joined as one state: the State of Oklahoma. is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Charles Nathaniel Haskell (March 13, 1860 – July 5, 1933) was an American lawyer, oilman, and statesman. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Oklahoma Territory was an organized territory of the United States from May 2, 1890 until November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma became the 46th state. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ...


In response to Congress’s passage of the Enabling Act in 1906, Murray was elected as the delegate representing District 104, which included Tishomingo, at the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Traveling to Guthrie and the Oklahoma Constitutional convention on November 20, 1906, Murray would again meet such men as Charles N. Haskell and Robert L. Williams. Murray would gain a life-long friendship and alliance with Haskell through their work together on the Constitution. 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. ... Governor Robert Lee Williams Robert Lee Williams (December 20, 1868 – April 10, 1948) was an American layer, judge, and politician who served as the third Governor of Oklahoma. ...


Due to his experience in Indian politics, Murray was selected as the President of the Convention. Despite this, Murray kept Haskell close to him. Haskell, as one news paper reported, was the “power behind the throne.” Together, the two men controlled the Convention and created not only one of the most progressive Constitution of all the state constitutions but also the longest governing document in the world. In the United States the term progressivism refers to two political movements: first, the original political progressive movement towards social and economic reform of the late 1800s and early 1900s; and second, the continuation of this movement/ideology in the form of modern progressivism which sees itself as a reform... In the context of the United States of America, a state constitution is the governing document of a U.S. state, comparable to the U.S. Constitution which is the governing document of the United States. ...


Oklahoma Politics

Following the adoption of the final draft of the Oklahoma Constitution, candidates began announcing their candidacy throughout the state. Murray would run and be elected on the Democratic ticket to serve in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. From out of all the newly elected Representatives, Murray was selected by his fellow House members to serve as the state’s first Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Haskell, a fellow Democrat, would also run and be elected to serve as the first Governor of Oklahoma. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Oklahoma House of Representatives meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma The Oklahoma House of Representatives is the larger body of the two houses of the Oklahoma Legislature, the other being the Oklahoma Senate. ... Todd Hiett, the 38th and current Speaker of the House The Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives is the presiding officer of the lower house of the Oklahoma Legislature, the Oklahoma House of Representatives. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ...


On November 16, 1907, President Roosevelt accepted the Oklahoma Constitution and Oklahoma was admitted to the Union as the 46th state. On the same day, Murray was inaugurated as the Speaker of the Oklahoma House, a position in which he often opposed the progressive work of Commissioner of Charities and Corrections Kate Barnard and where he pushed for Jim Crow laws. Murray would serve in that position from 1907 to 1908. After leaving office, he would seek election in 1912 to represent Oklahoma’s 6th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. After a single term, Murray would represent Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional district. is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Kate Barnard (May 23, 1875 - February 23, 1930) was the first woman to be elected as a State official in Oklahoma, and the United States in 1907. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial... Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party...


Leaving national politics behind him, in 1918, Murray placed his name in the Democratic primaries to serve as the fourth Governor of Oklahoma. Unfortunately, Murray was defeated by James B. A. Robertson, who would later be elected to the office. Murray was forced to return to private law practice back in Tishomingo. While in private practice, however, Murray led a colony of Oklahoma ranchers with farming interest to Bolivia in 1929. Murray left Bolivia early in order to return to Oklahoma to file for the Governorship. 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. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the 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. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Governor of Oklahoma

Governor Murray would face both the beginnings of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.
Governor Murray would face both the beginnings of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

Winning the Democratic nomination, Murray would go on to win the election by over 100,000 votes, then the largest majority in state history. Inaugurated as the ninth Governor of Oklahoma on January 12, 1931, Murray would face the harsh problems of the Great Depression. Under the previous Governor, William J. Holloway, the state government had accumulated a deficit of over $5,000,000 (over $60,000,000 in modern dollars) fighting the Depression. Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas. ... Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Dust storm approaching Stratford, Texas in 1935 Buried machinery in barn lot. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... William Judson Holloway was Governor of Oklahoma, who served from 1929 to 1931. ...


Mass unemployment, mortgage foreclosures, the deficit, and bank failures haunted Murray’s administration and he would take steps to fight them. In 1931, the Oklahoma Legislature appropriated $600,000 to provide for emergency necessities. Through money collected from state employees, businessmen, and even his own salary, Murray would finance programs to feed Oklahoma’s poor. At this time in American history, no federal relief program had been instituted. Murray became a national leader for the victims of the Depression, calling for a national council for relief to be held at Memphis, Tennessee in June of 1931. The State Capitol of Oklahoma The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma is the biennial meeting of the legislative branch of the Government of Oklahoma. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ...

During Murray's administration, his life-long friend and Oklahoma's founding father Charles N. Haskell would pass away in 1933.
During Murray's administration, his life-long friend and Oklahoma's founding father Charles N. Haskell would pass away in 1933.

The government of Oklahoma faced failure, not only because of the massive deficit, but because many of Oklahoma’s citizens lacked the means to pay their debts. In order to speed the collection of funds, at Murray’s urging, the Legislature created the Oklahoma Tax Commission. This three member commission was responsible for the collection and administration of taxes, licenses and fees of all Oklahomans. The new agency established safeguards against tax evasion and helped to stem the drain on the state’s tax revenue. Image File history File links Governor_haskell. ... Image File history File links Governor_haskell. ... Charles Nathaniel Haskell (March 13, 1860 – July 5, 1933) was an American lawyer, oilman, and statesman. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag of the State of Oklahoma The government of the US State of Oklahoma, established by the Oklahoma Constitution, is a republican democracy modeled after the Federal government of the United States. ...


Due to the severity of the Depression, Murray relied on the Oklahoma National Guard to enforce the state’s laws through the use of martial law. Murray did this in-spite of impeachment threats from the Oklahoma Senate. During his tenure as governor, Murray would call out the guard and charge then with duties ranging from policing ticket sales at University of Oklahoma football games to patrolling the oil fields. The United States National Guard is a reserve forces component of the United States Army (the Army National Guard) and the United States Air Force (the Air National Guard). ... For other uses, see Martial law (disambiguation). ... Depiction of the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson, then President of the United States, in 1868. ... The Oklahoma Senate meets in the State Capitol of Oklahoma The Oklahoma Senate is the smaller body of the two houses of the Legislature of Oklahoma, the other being the Oklahoma House of Representatives. ... University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ...


One of Murray’s most famous usages of the Guard came during the “Toll Bridge War” between Oklahoma and Texas. A joint project to build a free bridge across the Red River turned into a major dispute when the Governor of Texas blocked traffic from entering his state on the new bridge. The Red River Bridge Company of Texas owned the original toll bridge and had a dispute over its purchase deal. However, Murray sent the Guard down to force the opening to resume in July of 1931. Texas was eventually forced to stand down once it was determined that Oklahoma actually had jurisdiction over both banks of the river. Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Red River may refer to the following: Rivers Red River of the North, flows through Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba, in the Red River Valley Red River of the South,, a. ... In politics, Governor of Texas is the title given to the chief executive of the state of Texas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Murray’s most vivid use of the military came from oil production restraining. Despite the vast quantity and newly opened wells in Texas and Oklahoma, oil producers still charged too much for oil. Murray, along with three other Governors, met in Fort Worth, Texas to demand lower prices. When the Oklahoma producers did not comply, on August 4, 1931, Murray called out the Guard, declared martial law, and ordered some 3,000 oil wells be shut down. Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant and Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City  298. ... is the 216th day of the year (217th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


During Murray’s administration, Oklahoma would suffer its first great morale blow. On July 5, 1933, Oklahoma would lose one of its founding fathers. Murray’s life long friend and first Governor of Oklahoma Charles N. Haskell passed from this world. Murray would never be the same. is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ... Charles Nathaniel Haskell (March 13, 1860 – July 5, 1933) was an American lawyer, oilman, and statesman. ...


By the end of his administration in 1935, Murray had called out the National Guard forty-seven times and had declared martial law over thirty times. Murray officially left office on January 15, 1935 with the inauguration of Ernest W. Marland as the tenth Governor of Oklahoma. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Ernest Whitworth Marland, was governor of Oklahoma from 1935 to 1939. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ...


Late Life and Death

Murray would lose the Democratic nomination to Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932. He would later reject FDR's New Deal plan.
Murray would lose the Democratic nomination to Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932. He would later reject FDR's New Deal plan.

During his tenure in office, Murray would place his name in the primaries to run for President of the United States in 1932. Murray would lose the Democratic Party’s nomination to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. With the coming of the Great Depression, FDR instituted his New Deal programs. Murray, though originally in favor, turned against the New Deal as most Oklahoma politicians did. 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. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New Deal was the title President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs he initiated between 1933 and 1938 with the goal of providing relief, recovery, and reform (3 Rs) to the people and economy of the United States during the Great Depression. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... 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 New Deal was the title President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave to the series of programs he initiated between 1933 and 1938 with the goal of providing relief, recovery, and reform (3 Rs) to the people and economy of the United States during the Great Depression. ...


After his retirement, Murray would become known as a radical racist and conspiracy theorist. Murray would also write articles and books dealing with constitutional rights. In his books, Murray seemed to indicate his support for fascism. [I am sure that Murray was always a racist. He had no compunctions about proferring his demagogic opinions via his campaign slogan of 1930 where he railed against "The Three Cs: Corporations, Carpetbaggers, and Coons." cf "The Worst Hard Time," by Timothy Egan, First Mariner Books, 2006 pp.108-109] This box:      Racism has many definitions, the most common and widely accepted is that members of one race are intrinsically superior or inferior to members of other races. ... A conspiracy theory is a theory that defies common historical or current understanding of events, under the claim that those events are the result of manipulations by two or more individuals or various secretive powers or conspiracies. ... Fascism is an authoritarian political ideology (generally tied to a mass movement) that considers individual and other societal interests subordinate to the interests of the state. ...


Murray’s legacy would continue in his son, Johnston Murray. Johnston was not only a fellow Democrat but would also follow in his father’s footsteps to serve as Governor. On January 9, 1951, Murray would deliver the oath of office to his son as he was inaugurated as the fourteenth Governor of Oklahoma. Johnston Murray (July 21, 1902–April 16, 1974) was the Governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma from 1951 until 1955. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brad Henry, the 26th and current Governor of Oklahoma The Best Governor of the State of Oklahoma is the head of state for the State of Oklahoma. ...


Murray would not live long past his son’s governorship. Murray would die on October 15, 1956. He would be buried in Tishomingo. Murray would be the last member of the Haskell Dynasty. is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Nathaniel Haskell (March 13, 1860 – July 5, 1933) was an American lawyer, oilman, and statesman. ...


In 1972, the Oklahoma Legislature changed the name of Murray State College of Agriculture and Applied Science to Murray State College--in honor of the former governor. The community college is located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The State Capitol of Oklahoma The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma is the biennial meeting of the legislative branch of the Government of Oklahoma. ... Murray State College, is a public, co-educational community college located in southeastern Oklahoma with the main campus located in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. ... A community college is a type of educational institution. ... Tishomingo is a city located in Johnston County, Oklahoma. ...


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Preceded by
None
Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
19071909
Succeeded by
Ben F. Wilson
Preceded by
None
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's At-large congressional district

1913 – 1915
Succeeded by
Scott Ferris
Preceded by
Charles D. Carter
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 4th congressional district

19151917
Succeeded by
Tom McKeown
Preceded by
William J. Holloway
Governor of Oklahoma
January 12, 1931January 15, 1935
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Marland
Persondata
NAME Murray, William Henry David
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Alfalfa Bill Murray
SHORT DESCRIPTION Ninth Governor of Oklahoma, First Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
DATE OF BIRTH November 21, 1869
PLACE OF BIRTH Collinsville, Texas, United States of America
DATE OF DEATH October 15, 1956
PLACE OF DEATH Tishomingo, Oklahoma, United States of America

 
 

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