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United States House of Representatives

Representatives of Oklahoma From Territorial Delegates to Present


Albert, Carl Bert, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in North McAlester, Pittsburg County, Okla., May 10, 1908; graduated from McAlester High School, McAlester, Okla., 1927; graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., 1931, and (having been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship) from Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1934; lawyer, private practice; United States Army, 1941-1946; awarded the Bronze Star; delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 1952, 1956, 1964, and 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1977); majority whip (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-seventh Congresses), majority leader (Eighty-seventh through Ninety-first Congresses), Speaker of the House of Representatives (Ninety-second through Ninety-fourth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; died on February 4, 2000, in McAlester, Okla.

Belcher, Page Henry, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Jefferson, Grant County, Okla., April 21, 1899, on the claim his father took in the opening of the Cherokee Strip; attended high school at Jefferson and Medford, Okla.; student at Friends University, Wichita, Kans., and the University of Oklahoma at Norman; veteran of the First World War; court clerk of Garfield County, Okla., 1934-1938; studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced the practice of law in Enid, Okla.; municipal judge, Enid, Okla., in 1938; eighth district chairman, ten years; State executive secretary of Republican Party; secretary to Congressman Ross Rizley in 1941; member of Enid Board of Education; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the ten succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for renomination in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; was a resident of Midwest City, Okla., where he died August 2, 1980; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Okla

Boren, Daniel David, (grandson of Lyle Boren and son of David Boren), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Okla., August 2, 1973; B.S., Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Tex., 1997; M.B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2001; staff for United States Representative Wesley Watkins; education administrator; bank teller; aide, Oklahoma Corporation Commission; member of the Oklahoma state house of representatives, 2002-2004; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Ninth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-present).

Boren, Lyle H., (father of David Lyle Boren and grandfather of Daniel Boren), a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex., May 11, 1909; moved to Lawton, Okla., in 1917; attended the public schools; was graduated from the East Central College at Ada, Okla., in 1930 and from Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College at Stillwater; teacher in the schools at Wolf, Okla., 1930-1935; served as a deputy procurement officer of the United States Treasury Department; engaged in agricultural pursuits and also was interested in the mercantile business; author; lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed former mercantile business and agricultural pursuits; president of a petroleum corporation; representative of the Association of Western Railroads, 1954-1970; assistant to the Insurance Commissioner, State of Oklahoma; was a resident of Oklahoma City, Okla., until his death there on July 2, 1992.

Brewster, William K., a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Ardmore, Carter County, Okla., November 8, 1941; attended public schools in Oklahoma and Texas; B.S., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1968; member, United States Army Reserves, 1966-1971; pharmacist; rancher; owner of a real estate company; member, Oklahoma house of representatives, 1983-1990; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Second and to the two succeeding congresses (January 3, 1991-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996.

James Yancy Callahan was born near Salem, Missouri, on December 19, 1852. He attended the common schools in Missouri. Later he married Margaret A. Mitchell, with whom he had ten children, and became a Methodist minister. In 1886 and again in 1888, Callahan was elected as a Republican to the position of register of deeds in Stanton County, Kansas. After briefly returning to Missouri, he homesteaded near Kingfisher, Oklahoma Territory, in 1892, where he farmed and served as a minister and member of the school board. During this time he also changed his party affiliation to Populist. In 1896 he was selected as the Populist Party's nominee for territorial delegate to Congress. In keeping with the trend toward fusion between the Populist and Democratic parties, he was also nominated by the Democrats, and he ran as a Free Silver candidate. He defeated Republican incumbent Dennis Flynn in the general election but unfortunately was unable to accomplish much in Congress. Callahan attempted to pass bills that would combine Oklahoma and Indian territories in preparation for joint statehood and secure free homes for settlers in Oklahoma Territory, but he failed in both attempts. He did not seek reelection in 1898, and Flynn regained the office over another fusion candidate. Callahan moved from Kingfisher to Enid in 1906 and engaged in various business and civic pursuits until his death on May 3, 1935.

Camp, John Newbold Happy, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Enid, Garfield County, Okla., May 11, 1908; attended elementary and high schools in Blackwell, Douglas, and Waukomis, Okla.; attended Phillips University, Enid, Okla.; engaged in the business of banking; president, Waukomis State Bank; member, State of Oklahoma Legislature, 1942-1962; chairman, Oklahoma State Board of Public Affairs, 1967-1968; served as Republican Party precinct chairman, Garfield County Young Republican chairman, and Oklahoma committee member; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; was a resident of Waukomis, Okla., until his death in Enid, Okla., on September 27, 1987; interment in Waukomis Cemetery.

Carson, Brad, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Winslow, Navajo County, Ariz., March 11, 1967; B.A., Baylor University, Waco, Tex.; Rhodes Scholar, M.A., Oxford University, Oxford, England; J.D., University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla, 1994.; lawyer, private practice; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Seventh and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2001-January 3, 2005); not a candidate for reelection in 2004, but was an unsuccessful candidate to the United States Senate in 2004.

Carter, Charles David, a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Boggy Depot, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), August 16, 1868; moved with his father to Mill Creek, a stage stand on the western frontier of the Chickasaw Nation, in April 1876; attended the Indian day schools and Chickasaw Manual Training Academy at Tishomingo; employed on a ranch from 1887 to 1889 and in a mercantile establishment in Ardmore, Okla., from 1889 to 1892; auditor of public accounts of the Chickasaw Nation 1892-1894; member of the Chickasaw Council in 1895; superintendent of schools of the Chickasaw Nation in 1897; appointed mining trustee of Indian Territory by President McKinley in November 1900 and served four years; secretary of the first Democratic executive committee of the proposed State of Oklahoma from June to December 1906; upon the admission of Oklahoma as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from November 16, 1907, to March 3, 1927; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Sixty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1926; member of the State highway commission 1927-1929; died in Ardmore, Okla., April 9, 1929; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Cartwright, Wilburn, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Georgetown, Meigs County, Tenn., January 12, 1892; moved with his parents to the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, in 1903; attended the public schools at Wapanucka and Ada, Okla., and State Teachers College at Durant, Okla.; taught in the schools of Coal, Atoka, Bryan, and Pittsburg Counties, Okla., 1914-1926; member of the State house of representatives, 1914-1918; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1917 and commenced practice in McAlester, Okla.; served as a private in the Student Army Training Corps in 1917 and 1918; member of the State senate 1918-1922; was graduated from the law department of the University of Oklahoma at Norman in 1920; took postgraduate work at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; vocational adviser for disabled veterans at McAlester, Okla., in 1921 and 1922; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in 1922 and 1924; superintendent of schools at Krebs, Okla., 1922-1926; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1927-January 3, 1943); chairman, Committee on Roads (Seventy-third through Seventy-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; served as a major in the United States Army, Allied Military Government, with service in Africa and Europe from 1943 until injured; returned to the United States as an instructor at Fort Custer, Mich., in 1945; employed with the Veterans? Administration at Muskogee, Okla., in 1945 and 1946; elected secretary of state of Oklahoma for four-year term in 1946; elected State auditor for four-year term in 1950; elected State corporation commissioner for six-year term in 1954 and reelected in 1960 and 1966; was a resident of Oklahoma City, Okla. until his death there on March 14, 1979; interment in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Norman, Okla.

Chandler, Thomas Alberter, a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Eucha, Delaware County, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), July 26, 1871; attended the public schools, Worcester Academy, Vinita, Indian Territory, in 1888, and, later, Drury College, Springfield, Mo.; appointed a Cherokee revenue collector in 1891; Cherokee town-site commissioner 1895-1898; United States deputy clerk of the court for the northern district of Indian Territory 1900-1907; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Vinita, Indian Territory; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908; member of the first Board of Public Affairs for the State of Oklahoma in 1909 and 1910; resumed the practice of law; also engaged in the production of oil, in agricultural pursuits, and in the real-estate business; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; elected to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Vinita, Okla., June 22, 1953; interment in Fairview Cemetery.   (See obit)

Coburn, Thomas Allen, a Representative and a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Casper, Wyo., March 14, 1948; graduated Central High School; graduated Oklahoma State University, B.S. 1970; graduated Oklahoma State University Medical School 1983; manufacturing manager, Coburn Opthalmic Division, Coburn Optical Industries 1970-1978; intern in general surgery, St. Anthony?s Hospital, Oklahoma City, Okla.; family practice residency, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith; physician, Muskogee, Okla.; past chair, Muskogee Regional Medical Center; participant in medical mission trips to Haiti 1985, and Iraq 1992; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2001); elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2004 for the term beginning January 3, 2005.

Cole, Tom, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, La., on April 28, 1949; graduated from Moore High School, Moore, Okla., B.A., Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, 1971; M.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1974; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., 1984; consultant; faculty, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.; faculty, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Okla.; staff, United States Representative Marvin (Mickey) Edwards of Oklahoma, 1982-1984; chair, Oklahoma state Republican party, 1985-1989; member of the Oklahoma state senate, 1988-1991; Oklahoma secretary of state, 1995-1999; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the three succeeding Congress (January 3, 2003-present).

CREAGER, Charles Edward, a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, April 28, 1873; attended the public schools of Ohio, and Northern Indiana University; engaged in the newspaper business; enlisted as sergeant major in the Fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War and served under General Miles in the Puerto Rican campaign; city editor of the Columbus Press-Post 1899-1901; editor of the Daily Leader, Marietta, Ohio, 1902-1904; moved to Muskogee, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) in November 1904 and engaged in the newspaper business, later becoming publisher and editor of several Oklahoma newspapers; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; employed in the United States Indian Service and later engaged in oil production until 1934, when he retired; was a resident of Muskogee, Okla., until his death there on January 11, 1964; interment in Greenhill Cemetery.

Davenport, James Sanford, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Gaylesville, Cherokee County, Ala., September 21, 1864; moved with his parents to Conway, Faulkner County, Ark., in 1880; attended the common schools, Vilona (Ark.) High School, and Greenbrier (Ark.) Academy; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Faulkner County February 14, 1890, and commenced practice in Conway; in October of that year moved to Muskogee, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), and in 1893 to Vinita, where he engaged in the practice of law; member of the Territorial council 1897-1901, serving as speaker the last two years of his term; one of the attorneys for the Cherokee Nation 1901-1907; mayor of Vinita in 1903 and 1904; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress on September 17, 1907, and served from November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma was admitted as a State into the Union, until March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; elected to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Vinita; was elected judge of the criminal court of appeals of Oklahoma in November 1926; reelected in 1932 and served until his death in Oklahoma City, Okla., January 3, 1940; interment in Fairview Cemetery, Vinita, Okla.

Disney, Wesley Ernest, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Richland, Shawnee County, Kans., October 31, 1883; attended the public schools of Kansas and was graduated from the law department of the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1906; was admitted to the Kansas bar in 1906, the Oklahoma bar in 1908, and began practice in Muskogee, Okla., in 1908; county attorney of Muskogee County, Okla., 1911-1915; member of the State house of representatives 1919-1924; chairman of the board of managers in the impeachment trial of Gov. John C. Walton in 1923; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1945); was not a candidate for renomination in 1944, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., and Tulsa, Okla., until his death in Washington, D.C., March 26, 1961; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla.

Edmondson, Edmond Augustus, (brother of James H. Edmondson), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Muskogee, Okla., April 7, 1919; attended the public schools; graduated from Muskogee Junior College, 1938; graduated from the University of Oklahoma, 1940; graduated from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1947; special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C., 1940-1943; United States Navy, 1943-1946; United States Naval Reserve, 1946-1970; admitted to the Washington, D.C. bar, 1947; county attorney of Muskogee County, Okla.; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-third and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1972 and 1974; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate in 1978; was a resident of Muskogee, Okla.; died in Muskogee, Okla., on December 8, 1990.

Edwards, Marvin Henry (Mickey), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, July 12, 1937; attended the public schools; B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1958; J.D., Oklahoma City University Law School, 1969; admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1970 and commenced practice in Oklahoma City; newspaper reporter and editor, 1958-1963; engaged in advertising and public relations, 1963-1968; magazine editor, 1968-1973; author; special legislative consultant, Republican Steering Committee, Washington, D.C., 1973-1974; instructor of law and journalism, Oklahoma City University, 1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; is a resident of Oklahoma City, Okla.

ENGLISH, Glenn Lee, Jr., a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Cordell, Washita County, Okla., November 30, 1940; attended public schools; B.A., Southwestern State College, Weatherford, Okla., 1960-1964; served as staff sergeant in United States Army Reserves, 1965-1971; engaged in oil and gas leasing; realtor; engaged in insurance and mortgage lending; staff, majority caucus of the California assembly; staff, United States House of Representatives, 1965-1968; executive director of the Oklahoma State Democratic Party, 1969-1973; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 7, 1994); resigned on January 7, 1994; chief executive officer, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Fallin, Mary, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Warrensburg, Johnson County, Mo., December 9, 1954; attended Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Okla., 1973-1975; B.S., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 1977; attended, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla., 1979-1981; member of the Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1990-1994; Oklahoma lieutenant governor, 1995-2007; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Tenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2007-present).

Ferguson, Phillip Colgan, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Wellington, Sumner County, Kans., August 15, 1903; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence, A.B., 1926; moved to Oklahoma and settled on a ranch near Woodward, Woodward County, in 1926; engaged in agricultural pursuits and cattle raising; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1941); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress and for election in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed his former pursuits; commissioned a major in the United States Marine Corps in the Second World War and served from March 2, 1942, to August 1, 1944; received the Silver Star Medal; unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of Oklahoma in 1958; engaged in cattle ranching; was director of the Bank of Woodward and cattleman; resided in Woodward, Okla., until his death in Tiajuana, Mex., August 8, 1978; cremated; ashes scattered on the Pacific Ocean at San Diego, Calif.

Rep. Scott Farris was a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Neosho, Newton County, Mo., November 3, 1877; attended the public schools and was graduated from Newton County High School in 1897 and from the Kansas City School of Law in 1901; was admitted to the bar in 1901 and commenced practice in Lawton, Okla., the same year; member of the State house of representatives in 1904 and 1905; upon the admission of Oklahoma as a State into the Union was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress; reelected to the Sixty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from November 16, 1907, until March 3, 1921; chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Sixty-second through Sixty-fifth Congresses); did not seek renomination as a Representative, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Senator; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1912 and 1916; moved to New York City and engaged in the oil business 1921-1924; returned to Oklahoma in 1925; Democratic national committeeman from Oklahoma 1924-1940; resumed the practice of law; engaged in the oil business and also in agricultural pursuits; died in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 8, 1945; interment in Rosehill Cemetery.



An Illustrated Congressional Manual. The United States Red Book, 1896, (detail), Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

Flynn, Dennis Thomas, a Delegate from the Territory of Oklahoma; born in Phoenixville, Chester County, Pa., February 13, 1861; moved with his mother to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1863; became an orphan when three years of age; was raised in a Catholic orphanage where he remained until 1880; attended the common schools and Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y.; moved to Riverside, Iowa, where he established and edited the Riverside Leader; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in Kiowa, Barber County, Kans.; publisher of the Kiowa Herald; first postmaster of New Kiowa (later Kiowa), and served from December 5, 1884, to July 17, 1885; city attorney 1886-1889; moved to Oklahoma; postmaster of Guthrie from April 4, 1889, to December 20, 1892; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; elected to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); was nominated but declined to be a candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1904; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1908; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; died in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 19, 1939; interment in Fairlawn Cemetery

Fulton, Elmer Lincoln, (brother of Charles William Fulton), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Magnolia, Harrison County, Iowa, April 22, 1865; moved to Nebraska in 1870 with his parents, who settled in Pawnee City; attended the public schools and Tabor College, Tabor, Iowa; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice at Pawnee City, Nebr.; moved to Stillwater, in the Territory of Oklahoma, in 1901 and continued the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress September 17, 1907, and served from November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma was admitted as a State into the Union, until March 3, 1909; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law in Oklahoma City, Okla.; appointed assistant attorney general of Oklahoma in 1919 and served until 1922, when he resigned and again resumed the practice of his profession; died in Oklahoma City, Okla., October 4, 1939; interment in Valhalla Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.

Garber, Milton Cline, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Humboldt, Calif., November 30, 1867; was reared on a farm in Iowa; attended the common schools, Upper Iowa University at Fayette 1887-1890, and the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City 1891-1893; settled in Oklahoma upon the opening of the Cherokee Strip; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced the practice of law in Guthrie, Okla.; in company with his father and brother founded the town of Garber in 1893 and opened up the Garber oil fields; appointed probate judge of Garfield County in 1902 and subsequently elected in 1904; appointed associate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of Oklahoma and trial judge of the fifth judicial district in 1906, serving in these capacities until Oklahoma became a State; elected judge of the twentieth judicial district in 1908 and served until 1912, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law; mayor of Enid, Okla., 1919-1921; engaged in the newspaper business and in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; died in Alexandria, Minn., September 12, 1948; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Okla.

Gassaway, Percy Lee, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Waco, McLennan County, Tex., August 30, 1885; moved to Fort Sill, Okla. (then Indian Territory), with his parents in 1899; attended the public schools in Fort Sill and Oklahoma City, Okla.; employed as a clerk in a law office; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1918 and commenced practice in Coalgate, Okla.; also engaged in agricultural and ranching pursuits; appointed county judge of Coal County, Okla., in 1923, elected in 1924, and served until 1926; district judge of the twenty-sixth judicial district 1926-1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; resumed the practice of law and also engaged as a rancher near Coalgate, Coal County, Okla.; died in Coalgate, Okla., May 15, 1937; interment in Coalgate Cemetery

Gensman, Lorraine Michael, a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kans., August 26, 1878; attended the district schools, the Garden Plain Graded School, Wichita Commercial College, Lewis Academy, and the Kansas State Normal School at Emporia; principal of the Andale (Kans.) schools in 1896 and 1897; was graduated from the law department of the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1901; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Lawrence, Kans.; moved to Lawton, Okla., in 1901; served as referee in bankruptcy 1902-1907; prosecuting attorney of Comanche County in 1918 and 1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress and for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; engaged in the oil business; resumed the practice of law until his retirement in 1953; died in Lawton, Okla., May 27, 1954; interment in Highland Cemetery.

Gilmer, William Franklin (Dixie), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Mount Airy, Surry County, N.C., June 7, 1901; moved with his parents to Oklahoma; attended the public schools of Oklahoma City, Okla.; served as a page in the House of Representatives 1911-1919; graduated from the law school of Oklahoma University at Norman in 1923; was admitted to the bar in 1923 and commenced the practice of law in Oklahoma; member of the State house of representatives; moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1929; assistant county attorney of Tulsa County, Okla., 1931-1933; county attorney of Tulsa County 1936-1946; unsuccessful for the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1946; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; State safety commissioner until his death in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 9, 1954; interment in Memorial Park

Harreld, John William, a Representative and a Senator from Oklahoma; born near Morgantown, Butler County, Ky., January 24, 1872; attended the public schools, the normal school at Lebanon, Ohio, and Bryant and Stratton Business College of Louisville, Ky., where he taught while studying law; admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Morgantown, Ky.; prosecuting attorney of Butler County 1892-1896; moved to Ardmore, Okla., in 1906 and continued the practice of law; referee in bankruptcy 1908-1915, when he resigned to become an executive with an oil corporation; moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1917 and engaged in the production of oil and continued the practice of law; elected on November 8, 1919, as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph B. Thompson and served from November 8, 1919, to March 3, 1921; was not a candidate for renomination, having become a candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1920 and served from March 4, 1921, to March 3, 1927; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; returned to Oklahoma City and continued the practice of law and his interest in the oil business; died in Oklahoma City, Okla., December 26, 1950; interment in Fairlawn Cemetery.

HASTINGS, William Wirt, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm in Benton County, Ark., near the Indian Territory boundary, December 31, 1866; moved with his parents to a farm at Beatties Prairie, Delaware County (then part of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory), Okla., and attended the Cherokee tribal school; was graduated from Cherokee Male Seminary, at Tahlequah, in 1884; teacher in the Cherokee tribal schools 1884-1886 and 1889-1891; was graduated from the law department of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., in 1889; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Tahlequah, Okla.; attorney general for the Cherokee Nation 1891-1895; national attorney for the Cherokee tribe 1907-1914; delegate to the Democratic State convention in 1912; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Sixty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected to the Sixty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934; resumed the practice of law in Tahlequah, Okla.; commissioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 22, 1936, as chief of the Cherokees for one day to sign certain papers; died April 8, 1938, in Muskogee, Okla.; interment in City Cemetery, Tahlequah, Okla.

Harvey, David Archibald, a Delegate from the Territory of Oklahoma; born in Stewiack, Province of Nova Scotia, Canada, March 20, 1845; moved with his parents to Clermont County, Ohio, in 1852; attended the public schools at Isabel, Ohio; enlisted in Company B, Fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, in September 1861 and served throughout the Civil War; attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Topeka, Kans., in 1869; city attorney of Topeka 1871-1881; judge of the probate court 1881-1889; moved to Wyandotte, Okla., in 1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses and served from November 4, 1890, to March 3, 1893; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law, representing Indian tribes in northeast Oklahoma and the Cayugas in New York, with residence in Wyandotte, Okla.; died in Hope, Eddy County, N.Mex., on May 24, 1916; interment in Seneca Cemetery, Seneca, Jasper County, Mo.

Herrick, Manuel, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Perry, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, September 20, 1876; moved with his parents to Greenwood County, Kans., in 1877; was self-educated; engaged in agricultural pursuits; settled in the ?Cherokee Strip,? Oklahoma, in 1893; moved to Perry, Okla., and became interested in agriculture and stock raising; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate in 1922 for renomination; became a resident of California in 1933 and of Plumas County, Calif., in 1937; disappeared during a Sierra blizzard January 11, 1952, while on a trip to his mining claim eight miles northeast of Quincy, Calif., and was found dead in a snowbank two miles from his cabin on February 29, 1952; remains were cremated and the ashes interred in Quincy Cemetery, Quincy, Calif

Hill, Robert Potter, a Representative from Illinois and from Oklahoma; born near Ewing, Franklin County, Ill., April 18, 1874; attended the public schools and Ewing College in 1889; taught school in Franklin County 1891-1893; graduated from Ewing College in 1896; moved to Marion, Williamson County, Ill., in 1896; justice of the peace in 1899; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Marion; police magistrate of Marion in 1903; city attorney of Marion 1908-1910; member of the State house of representatives 1910-1912; elected as a Democrat from Illinois to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1918 and continued the practice of law; appointed assistant county attorney, Oklahoma County, in 1925 and served until 1929; served as district judge of the thirteenth judicial district from 1931 until his resignation on December 15, 1936, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat from Oklahoma to the Seventy-fifth Congress and served from January 3, 1937, until his death in Oklahoma City, Okla., October 29, 1937; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Howard, Everette Burgess, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Morgantown, Butler County, Ky., September 19, 1873; attended the public schools; learned the art of printing and engaged in newspaper work in Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Missouri; moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1905 and engaged in the manufacture of brick and in the production of oil and gas; member of the State board of public affairs 1911-1915; State auditor of Oklahoma 1915-1919; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); was not a candidate for renomination in 1924, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; elected to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; engaged in the production of oil and gas in Oklahoma and Texas in 1930; died in Midland, Tex., April 3, 1950; interment in Memorial Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Inhofe, James Mountain, a Representative and a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Des Moines, Iowa, November 17, 1934; attended public schools in Tulsa, Okla.; B.A., University of Tulsa 1973; served in the U.S. Army 1957-1958; president, Quaker Life Insurance Company; member, Oklahoma State house of representatives 1967-1969; State senate 1969-1977; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Oklahoma 1974, and for the U. S. House of Representatives 1976; mayor of Tulsa 1978-1984; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1987, to November 15, 1994, when he resigned, having been elected to the United States Senate in the November 8, 1994, special election to the unexpired portion of the term ending January 3, 1997, left vacant by the resignation of David L. Boren; took the oath of office on November 17, 1994; elected for a full term in 1996; reelected in 2002, and again 2008 for the term ending January 3, 2015; chair, Committee on Environment and Public Works (One Hundred Eighth and One Hundred Ninth Congresses).

Istook, Ernest James, Jr., a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., February 11, 1950; graduated from Castleberry High School, Ft. Worth, Tex., 1967; B.A., Baylor University, Waco, Tex., 1971; J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, 1976; lawyer, private practice; journalist; director, Oklahoma State Alcoholic and Beverage Control Board, 1977-1978; legal counsel to Governor David L. Boren of Oklahoma, 1978; board member, Oklahoma County, Okla., metropolitan library system, 1982-1986, and chair, 1985-1986; member, Warr Acres, Okla., city council, 1982-1986; director, Warr Acres, Okla., chamber of commerce; member of the Oklahoma state house of representative, 1987-1993; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 2007); not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Oklahoma in 2006.

Jarman, John, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Sallisaw, Sequoyah County, Okla., July 17, 1915; attended the public schools of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Westminster Presbyterian College, Fulton, Mo., 1932-1934; graduated from Yale University in 1937 and from Harvard Law School in 1941; was admitted to the bar in 1941 and commenced the practice of law in Oklahoma City, Okla.; enlisted as a private in the United States Army on January 12, 1942, and served in the Security Intelligence Corps, assigned to the United Nations Conference in California; was discharged as a master sergeant on December 11, 1945; member of the State house of representatives in 1947 and 1948; served in the State senate in 1949 and 1950; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1977); changed party affiliation to Republican, effective January 24, 1975; was not a candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress; practiced law in Oklahoma City, Okla., where he resided until his death there on January 15, 1982; cremated and buried at Rose Hill Burial Park.

 JOHNSON, Glen Dale, Representative from Oklahoma; born in Melbourne, Izard County, Ark., September 11, 1911; moved to Paden, Okla., 1920; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Oklahoma Law School at Norman in 1939; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice at Okemah, Okla.; member of the State house of representatives 1940-1942; resigned his membership in the house in January 1942 and enlisted in the United States Army as a private and was discharged as a captain in May 1946; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); was not a candidate for renomination in 1948, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; neutral arbitrator for National Mediation Board in 1949 and 1950; served as attorney in the Office of the Solicitor, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1961-1967; chairman, Oil Import Appeals Board, representing the Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., 1967-1969; attorney in Solicitor?s Office, Department of the Interior, Muskogee, Okla., 1969-1972; was a resident of Okemah, Okla., until his death there on February 10, 1983.


JOHNSON, Jed Joseph, (father of Jed Joseph Johnson, Jr.), a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Waxahachie, Ellis County, Tex., July 31, 1888; attended the public schools in Texas and Oklahoma; was graduated from the law department of the University of Oklahoma at Norman in 1915, and postgraduate work at l?Université de Clermont at Clermont-Ferrand, France; was admitted to the bar in 1918 and commenced practice at Walters, Okla.; served overseas as a private in Company L of the Thirty-sixth Division in 1918 and 1919; editor of a newspaper in Cotton County, Okla., 1920-1922; member of the State senate 1920-1927; delegate to the annual peace conference of the Interparliamentary Union at Paris, France, in 1927 and 1937, and at Geneva, Switzerland, in 1929; chairman of the speakers? bureau, Democratic National Congressional Committee; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1927-January 3, 1947); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the United States Customs Court in 1945, which position he declined; was appointed by President Harry S Truman to the United States Customs Court in 1947 and served until his death in a New York City Hospital May 8, 1963; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Chickasha, Okla

Johnson, Jed Joseph, Jr., (son of Jed Joseph Johnson), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Washington, D.C., December 27, 1939; attended the public schools in Chickasha, Okla., and Friends Seminary in New York City; served as a congressional page and graduated from the Capitol Page School in Washington, D.C., in 1957; graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1961; delegate to International Student Movement for the United Nations Conference at Lund, Sweden, in 1961; president of the United States Youth Council, 1962-1964; led a United States Youth Council delegation to West Africa in 1963; member of the United States National Commission for UNESCO; served three years as nongovernmental observer at the United Nations; elected at age twenty-four as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; special assistant to the Director, Office of Economic Opportunity, 1967-1968; member, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1968-1972; consultant, Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, United States Senate, 1973; served as executive director of the United States Association of Former Members of Congress from 1974 until his death in Falls Church, Va., on December 16, 1993; was a resident of Alexandria, Va.

Jones, James Robert, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla., May 5, 1939; attended Sacred Heart School, Muskogee, Okla.; graduated, Muskogee Central High School, 1957; B.A.., University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1961; LL.B., Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1964; served in United States Army Counterintelligence Corps, captain, 1964-1965; United States Army Reserve, 1961-1968; admitted to the Oklahoma and District of Columbia bars in 1964 and commenced practice in Tulsa; legislative assistant to United States Representative Ed Edmondson, 1961-1964; special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965-1969; resumed the practice of law in Tulsa, 1969-1972; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1984; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1987); chairman, Committee on the Budget (Ninety-seventh and Ninety-eighth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundredth Congress in 1986, but was an unsuccessful nominee for the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law; chairman, American Stock Exchange, November 1989- 1993; appointed by President Clinton as Ambassador to Mexico and served from 1993-1997; is a resident of Tulsa, Okla., and Washington, D.C.

Largent, Steve, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., September 28, 1954; graduated from Putnam City High School, Okla.; B.S., University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Okla., 1976; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; appointed to the One Hundred Third Congress by the Governor of Oklahoma under the provisions of Oklahoma Statute, Section 26-12-101 (B) and without objection by the House (H. Res. 585, 103rd Congress) to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative James Inhofe; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on February 15, 2002 (November 29, 1994-February 15, 2002); unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Oklahoma in 2002.

Lee, Joshua Bryan, a Representative and a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Childersburg, Talladega County, Ala., January 23, 1892; moved with his parents to Pauls Valley, Okla. (then Indian Territory), and then to Kiowa County, near Hobart in 1901; attended the public schools of Hobart and Rocky, Okla., and the Oklahoma Baptist University at Shawnee; teacher in the public schools of Rocky, Okla., 1911-1913; coach of athletics and teacher of public speaking at the Oklahoma Baptist University 1913-1915; graduated from the University of Oklahoma at Norman 1917; received a graduate degree in political science from Columbia University in 1924, and a law degree from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1925; during the First World War served overseas as a private in the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Infantry, Thirty-fourth Division 1917-1918; head of the public speaking department of the University of Oklahoma 1919-1934; author and lecturer; owned and operated a ranch in western Oklahoma and a farm near Norman, Okla.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from January 3, 1937, to January 3, 1943; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942; member of the Civil Aeronautics Board 1943-1955; returned to Norman, Okla., and practiced law; died in Norman, Okla., August 10, 1967; interment in I. O. O. F. Cemetery.

Lucas, Frank D., a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Cheyenne, Roger Mills County, Okla., January 6, 1960; B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1982; Republican chair, Roger Mills County and Sixth Congressional District; county coordinator for United States Senator Don Nickles of Oklahoma; member of the Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1988-1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Glenn English, reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses (May 10, 1994-present).

Marland, Ernest Whitworth, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 8, 1874; attended the grade and high schools, and a private school at Rugby, Tenn.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1893; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; abandoned the practice of law and engaged in the oil business in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 31, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, having received the Democratic nomination for Governor; elected Governor of Oklahoma in 1934 for the four-year term commencing January 14, 1935; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in 1936; resumed his former business pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; died in Ponca City, Okla., October 3, 1941; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Massingale, Samuel Chapman, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Quitman, Clarke County, Miss., August 2, 1870; attended the public schools and the University of Mississippi at Oxford; moved to Fort Worth, Tex., in 1887 and was employed for a short time as a section hand; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Cordell, Washita County, Okla., in 1900; during the Spanish-American War served as a private in Company D, Second Texas Infantry; member of the Oklahoma Territorial Council in 1902; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1906 to the Sixtieth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 17, 1941; interment in Lawnview Cemetery, Cordell, Okla.

McClintic, James Vernon, a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Bremond, Robertson County, Tex., September 8, 1878; moved with his parents to Groesbeck, Limestone County, Tex., in 1880; attended the public schools, and Add-Ran University (now Texas Christian University), Fort Worth, Tex.; accepted a position with a wholesale dry-goods company at St. Louis, Mo., in 1901; traveling salesman in 1902; moved to Oklahoma Territory and engaged in mercantile pursuits at Snyder; homesteaded a farm in Texas County; city clerk of Snyder, Kiowa County, Okla., in 1908; clerk of Kiowa County in 1909; member of the State house of representatives in 1911; served in the State senate in 1913 and 1914; studied law at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and licensed to practice in all the courts of Oklahoma; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-January 3, 1935); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Sixty-fifth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; executive assistant to the Governor of Oklahoma 1935-1940; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1941 to fill a vacancy in the Seventy-seventh Congress; administrative assistant in the District of Columbia Department of Vehicles and Traffic in 1940 and 1941; special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior 1941-1944; member of the Readjustment Division of the War Department in 1944 and 1945; resumed the practice of law; died April 22, 1948, on a train in the vicinity of Chicago, Ill.; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.

McCurdy, David Keith, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Canadian, Hemphill County, Tex., March 30, 1950; attended the public schools; B.A., University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., 1972; J.D., University of Oklahoma, College of Law, 1975; rotary graduate fellow, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, international economics, 1977-1978; served in the United States Air Force Reserve, airman, 1969-1972; admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1975; Oklahoma State assistant attorney general, 1975-1977; private practice, Norman, Okla., 1978-1980; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-January 3, 1995); chairman, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Second Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1994, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate.

McGuire, Bird Segle, a Delegate and a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Belleville, St. Clair County, Ill., October 13, 1865; moved to Randolph County, Mo., in 1867 with his parents; attended the common schools; moved to Chautauqua County, Kans., in the spring of 1881, and then to Indian Territory; engaged in the cattle business; attended the State normal school at Emporia, Kans.; taught school several terms; later attended the law department of the University of Kansas at Lawrence; was admitted to the bar in 1889 and commenced practice in Chautauqua, Kans.; prosecuting attorney of Chautauqua County, Kans., 1890-1894; moved to Pawnee County, Okla., in 1894 and practiced law in Pawnee; appointed assistant United States attorney for Oklahoma Territory in 1897, in which capacity he served until after his nomination for Congress; elected as a Republican a Delegate to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, to March 3, 1907; elected as a Representative to the Sixtieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma was admitted as a State into the Union, until March 3, 1915; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Sixty-first Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession in Tulsa, Okla.; also owned and operated a large ranch near Bartlesville, Okla.; died in Tulsa, Okla., November 9, 1930; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.

McKeown, Thomas Deitz, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Blackstock, Chester County, S.C., June 4, 1878; attended the common schools, studied under a private tutor and attended lectures at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1898; was admitted to the bar in 1899 and began practice in Malvern, Ark.; moved to Ada, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in 1901 and resumed the practice of law; appointed a member of the first State bar commission and elected president in 1909; judge of the seventh district of Oklahoma 1910-1914; presiding judge of the fifth division of the supreme court commission in 1915 and 1916; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected to the Sixty-eighth and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; moved to Chicago, Ill., and resumed the practice of law in 1935 and 1936; returned to Ada, Okla., in 1937 and engaged in farming and oil production; delegate to the Democratic State convention in 1942; county attorney of Pontotoc County, Okla., from April 1, 1946, to January 1, 1947; appointed county judge in 1947 and elected in 1948 and again in 1950 and served until his death in Ada, Okla., October 22, 1951; interment in Rosedale Cemetery.

McSpadden, Clem Rogers, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a ranch near Bushyhead, Rogers County, Okla., November 9, 1925; educated in the public schools of Oologah, Okla; attended the University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif., North Texas Agricultural College (now Arlington State), and the University of Texas; B.S., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 1948; served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946, lieutenant (jg.); elected to the Oklahoma State senate, 1954; reelected and serve until 1972 (elected president pro tempore for two sessions); rancher; insurance executive; real estate developer; professional rodeo announcer; contract director, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Colorado Springs, Colo.; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Oklahoma in 1974; died on July 7, 2008, in Houston, Tex.

Monroney, Almer Stillwell Mike, a Representative and a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Oklahoma City, Okla., March 2, 1902; attended the public schools and graduated from the University of Oklahoma at Norman in 1924; reporter and political writer for the Oklahoma News 1924-1928; in 1928 became president of a retail furniture store; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress in 1938; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1951); co-author of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946; was not a candidate for reelection but was elected in 1950 as a Democrat to the United States Senate; reelected in 1956 and again in 1962, and served from January 3, 1951, to January 3, 1969; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1968; chairman, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service (Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses), Special Committee on the Organization of Congress (Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses), co-chairman, Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress (Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth Congresses); was an aviation consultant and member of several boards of directors; resided in Washington, D.C.; died in Rockville, Md., February 13, 1980; cremated; part of the ashes placed in a niche in the Washington Cathedral, Washington, D.C., and the remaining ashes scattered on the grounds of the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Montgomery, Samuel James, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Buffalo, Ky., December 1, 1896; moved to Oklahoma in 1902 with his parents, who settled in Bartlesville; attended the public schools; studied law at the University of Oklahoma at Norman; was admitted to the bar in 1919 and commenced practice in Bartlesville; during the First World War enlisted as a private in the Sixth Regiment, United States Marine Corps, on July 18, 1917, and served in the Second Division, American Expeditionary Forces, until May 19, 1919, when he was honorably discharged; received the Croix de Guerre from the Republic of France; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926 to the Seventieth Congress; practiced law in Tulsa and later in Oklahoma City; died in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 4, 1957; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bartlesville, Okla.

MORGAN, Dick Thompson, a Representative from Oklahoma; born at Prairie Creek, Vigo County, Ind., December 6, 1853; attended the country schools and the Prairie Creek High School; was graduated from Union Christian College, Merom, Ind., in 1876, and later was professor of mathematics in that college; was graduated from the Central Law School, Indianapolis, Ind., in 1880; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Terre Haute, Ind.; member of the State house of representatives in 1880 and 1881; appointed register of the United States land office at Woodward, Okla., by President Roosevelt in 1904 and served until May 1, 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 3, 1909, until his death in Danville, Ill., July 4, 1920; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Morris, Toby, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Granbury, Hood County, Tex., February 28, 1899; moved to what was then Comanche County, Okla., in 1906 and to Walters, Cotton County, Okla., in 1913; attended the public schools, leaving high school in his senior year, during the First World War, to enlist in the United States Army; served successively as private, corporal, and sergeant with the One Hundred and Tenth Combat Engineers, attached to the Thirty-fifth Division, from October 1917 to May 1919; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1920; court clerk of Cotton County, Okla., 1921-1925 and prosecuting attorney 1925-1929; began the private practice of law in Walters, Okla., in 1929; district judge of the twenty-first judicial district of Oklahoma from 1937 to 1946; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1953); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; district judge of the fifth judicial district of Oklahoma from January 1955 to December 1956; elected to the Eighty-fifth and to the Eighty-sixth Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1961); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress; judge, Oklahoma State Industrial Court, July 1, 1961, to July 17, 1963; district judge for the State of Oklahoma, retiring in January 1971; resided in Lawton, Okla., where he died September 1, 1973; interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Murray, William Henry David, a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Collinsville, Grayson County, Tex., November 21, 1869; attended the public schools and was graduated from College Hill Institute, Springtown, Tex.; editor of newspapers in Dallas, Tex., in 1893 and in Corsicana, Tex., in 1894 and 1895; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Fort Worth, Tex.; engaged in teaching in Limestone and Navarro Counties, Tex., 1886-1890; moved to Tishomingo, Johnston County, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) in 1898; legal adviser to the Governor of the Chickasaw Nation 1898-1901; engaged in ranching near Tishomingo, Okla.; member of the Choctaw-Chickasaw Coal Commission in 1903; chairman of the Oklahoma Code Commission in 1903; vice president of the Sequoyah constitutional convention in 1905; member of the Oklahoma constitutional convention in 1906 and served as president; chairman of the first Democratic State convention held in Oklahoma in 1907; member of the State house of representatives 1907-1909 and served as speaker in the first legislative session; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1908, 1912, 1916, and 1932; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1917); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916; moved to South America and became engaged in setttling southeast Bolivia 1924-1929; returned to Oklahoma in 1929; Governor of Oklahoma from January 12, 1931, to January 14, 1935; unsuccessful for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1910, 1918, and 1938; attempted by petition to enter the 1938 general election as an Independent candidate for the United States Senate but the State supreme court ruled that the petition was filed too late; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for nomination for United States Senator in 1942; retired to his farm near Tishomingo, Okla.; died in Oklahoma City, Okla., October 15, 1956; interment in Tishomingo Cemetery, Tishomingo, Okla.

Nichols, John Conover, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Joplin, Mo., August 31, 1896; attended the public schools in Joplin, Mo., and Colorado Springs, Colo., and the teachers college at Emporia, Kans.; studied law in the office of his brother in Eufaula, Okla.; was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in Eufaula, Okla.; during the First World War served in the Nineteenth Infantry, United States Army, 1917-1919; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his resignation on July 3, 1943, to become vice president of Transcontinental & Western Air, Inc., in which capacity he served until his death in an airplane crash at Asmara, Eritrea, November 7, 1945; interment in the United States military cemetery in Asmara, Eritrea; reinterment in Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, Okla

O?Connor, Charles, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Edina, Knox County, Mo., October 26, 1878; attended the rural schools; was graduated from the State Teachers? College, Greeley, Colo., in 1901 and from the law department of the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1904; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Boulder, Colo.; served as first assistant attorney general of Colorado 1911-1913; city attorney of Boulder 1917-1918; moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1919 and continued the practice of his profession; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Tulsa, Okla.; moved to Boulder, Colo., in 1936 on account of failing health and died in Denver, Colo., November 15, 1940; interment in Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, Colo.

Peden, Preston Elmer, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Duke, Jackson County, Okla., June 28, 1914; moved to Altus, Okla., in 1920; attended the public schools; University of Oklahoma at Norman, A.B., 1936, and from the law school of the same university, LL.B., 1939; was admitted to the bar in 1939 and commenced practice in Altus, Okla.; attorney for the State insurance fund of the State of Oklahoma 1939-1942; enlisted in June 1942 as a private in the United States Army; promoted through the ranks to captain, being discharged May 5, 1946; awarded Bronze Star; while serving overseas sent a notification and declaration for the office of Congressman to the election board and subsequently received the nomination; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1948; staff member of the Public Lands Committee of the United States House of Representatives in May 1949; appointed Alaskan regional counsel, Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior, in 1950; counsel to House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs 1950-1952; director of governmental affairs of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, 1954-1980; was a resident of La Grange, Ill.; moved to Walnut Creek, Calif., and lived there until his death on June 27, 1985.

Pringey, Joseph Colburn, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Somerset, Somerset County, Pa., May 22, 1858; attended the common schools; moved to Missouri in 1870; attended a business college in Sedalia, Mo.; moved to Chandler, Lincoln County, Okla., in 1891; engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the loan and insurance business; member of the Territorial senate in 1893; member of the board of regents of the University of Oklahoma at Norman in 1893 and 1894; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1900; county clerk of Lincoln County, Okla., 1912-1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; acting postmaster of Chandler, Okla., in 1923 and 1924; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Chandler, Okla., on February 11, 1935; interment in Oak Park Cemetery.

Risenhoover, Theodore Marshall, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in East Liberty near Stigler, Haskell County, Okla., November 3, 1934; graduated from Stigler High School, Stigler, Okla.; attended the University of Alabama, 1960-1961; B.A., Northeastern Oklahoma State University, 1965; served in the United States Air Force, 1955-1963; pursued career as newspaper publisher; in 1965 became part owner and president of printing businesses in Tahlequah, Okla.; served as Oklahoma crime commissioner, second district, 1970-1974; delegate, Democratic National Mid-term Convention, 1974; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the Ninety-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; died on September 10, 2006, in Claremore, Okla

Rizley, Ross, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Beaver, Okla., July 5, 1892; attended the public schools; taught in the rural schools of Beaver County, Okla., in 1909 and 1910; served as a deputy register of deeds of Beaver County, Okla., in 1911 and 1912; was graduated from the law department of the University of Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo., in 1915; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Beaver, Okla.; elected county attorney of Beaver County in 1918 and served until 1920, when he resigned and moved to Guymon, Texas County, Okla., and resumed the practice of law; member of the Guymon Board of Education 1924-1932; city attorney of Guymon 1928-1938; member of the State senate 1931-1934; unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of Oklahoma in 1938; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1949); chairman, Special Committee on Campaign Expenditures (Eightieth Congress); delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1932, 1936, and 1948; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948 but was unsuccessful for election to the United States Senate; solicitor for the Post Office Department, Washington, D.C., from March to December 1953; Assistant Secretary of Agriculture from December 1953 until his resignation December 16, 1954; member of the Civil Aeronautics Board from February 25, 1955, until April 15, 1956, when he resigned; judge of the United States District Court for the western district of Oklahoma from 1956 until his death in Oklahoma City, Okla., March 4, 1969; interment in Elmhurst Cemetery, Guymon, Okla.  Letter From Pres. Eisenhower.

Robertson, Alice Mary, a Representative from Oklahoma; born at Tullahassee Mission, Creek Nation, Indian Territory (now Tullahassee, Okla.), January 2, 1854; self-taught in early life under the supervision of missionary parents; attended Elmira College, Elmira, N.Y.; clerk in the Indian Office, Washington, D.C., 1873-1879; returned to Indian Territory and taught in the school at Tullahassee and later in the Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa., 1880-1882; again returned to Indian Territory and established Nuyaka Mission; engaged in teaching at Okmulgee, Okla., and had charge of a boarding school for Indian girls, which developed into Henry Kendall College (now the University of Tulsa); Government supervisor of Creek Indian schools 1900-1905; postmaster of Muskogee, Okla., 1905-1913; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; appointed by President Harding a welfare worker at Veterans? Hospital No. 90 at Muskogee in May 1923; died in Muskogee, Okla., on July 1, 1931; interment in Greenhill Cemetery.

Rogers, Will, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Bessie, Washita County, Oklahoma Territory (now Oklahoma), December 12, 1898; attended the public schools, and Southwestern Teachers College, Weatherford, Okla.; Central Teachers College, Edmond, Okla., B.S., 1926 and A.B., 1929; and from the University of Oklahoma at Norman, M.S., 1930; teacher in the public schools at Bessie, Okla., 1917-1919; principal of the public schools at Bartlesville, Okla., 1919-1923; superintendent of schools in several Oklahoma school districts, 1923-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943); chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Seventy-fourth through Seventy-seventh Congresses); while serving as a Representative at large was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1941 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sam C. Massingale in the Seventh District for the Seventy-seventh Congress; was not a candidate for renomination in 1942; admitted to Oklahoma bar in 1942; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination of secretary of state of Oklahoma in 1943; employed by the Department of the Interior 1943-1945; assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., in 1946 and 1947; hearing examiner, Department of Agriculture, May 1947 until retirement in 1968; engaged in building and real estate management; was a resident of McLean, Va. until his death August 3, 1983 in Falls Church, Va.; cremated, ashes interred at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, Va.

Schwabe, George Blaine, (brother of Max Schwabe), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Arthur, Vernon County, Mo., July 26, 1886; attended the country and town schools of Pettis County, Mo., and Sedalia (Mo.) High School; in 1910 was graduated from the law department of the University of Missouri at Columbia; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Columbia, Mo.; moved to Nowata, Okla., in 1911 and continued the practice of law; mayor of Nowata, Okla., in 1913 and 1914; member of the Nowata Board of Education 1918-1922; member of the State house of representatives from Nowata County 1918-1922, serving as speaker in 1921 and 1922; moved to Tulsa, Okla., in 1922 and continued the practice of law; chairman of the Republican county committee of Tulsa County, Okla., 1928-1936; delegate to all Republican State conventions after 1912 and to the Republican National Convention in 1936; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and Eightieth Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1949); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948 to the Eighty-first Congress; elected to the Eighty-second Congress and served from January 3, 1951, until his death in Alexandria, Va., April 2, 1952; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa, Okla.

Smith, Gomer Griffith, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., July 11, 1896; attended the common and high schools of Missouri; was graduated from Rockingham Academy, Kansas City, Mo., in 1915; taught in a country school near Excelsior Springs, Clay County, Mo., 1916-1918; studied law; was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1920, to the Oklahoma bar in 1922, and commenced practice in Oklahoma City, Okla.; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert P. Hill and served from December 10, 1937, to January 3, 1939; was not a candidate for renomination in 1938, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator; resumed the practice of law in Oklahoma City, where he died May 26, 1953; interment in Rose Hill Mausoleum.

Smith, James Vernon, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Oklahoma City, Okla., July 23, 1926; educated in Tuttle public schools and attended Oklahoma College of Liberal Arts at Chickasha, Okla.; engaged in farming and cattle raising; served as member, board of regents, Oklahoma Four-Year Colleges; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth Congress (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1969); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; nominated by President Nixon to be Administrator of Farmers Home Administration, confirmed by the Senate March 16, 1969, and served until his resignation in 1973; died in a wheat field fire at his farm northwest of Chickasha, June 23, 1973; interment in Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, Okla.

Steed, Thomas Jefferson, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Rising Star, Eastland County, Tex., March 2, 1904; attended the public schools of Konawa, Okla.; connected with Oklahoma daily newspapers for twenty years, including four years as managing editor of Shawnee News and Star; enlisted on October 29, 1942, as a private in Antiaircraft Artillery and released from active duty in May 1944 with rank of second lieutenant; joined Office of War Information July 1, 1944, and served with information division in India-Burma Theater until December 1945; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the fifteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1981); chairman, Committee on Small Business (Ninety-fourth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; was a resident of Shawnee, Okla., until his death on June 8, 1983; interment at Resthaven Cemetery, Shawnee, Okla.

Stewart, Paul, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Clarksville, Johnson County, Ark., February 27, 1892; moved with his parents to Poteau, Indian Territory, in 1894 and to Red River County, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory (now a part of McCurtain County, Okla.) in 1897; self-educated; entered the mercantile business at the age of thirteen at Spencerville, Indian Territory; in 1910 moved his mercantile business to Haworth, Okla., where he continued its operation until 1919; was admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced the practice of law; postmaster at Haworth 1914-1922; served in the Oklahoma State house of representatives 1922-1926; moved to Antlers Okla., in 1929; editor, owner, and publisher of the Antlers (Okla.) American, a weekly newspaper, 1929-1950; member of the State senate 1926-1942, serving as Democratic floor leader in 1929 and 1930 and as president pro tempore in 1933 and 1934; Acting Governor in 1933; engaged in cattle raising, farming, and hotel business; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1947); was not a candidate for renomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resumed newspaper publishing business until his death in Antlers, Okla., on November 13, 1950; interment in City Cemetery

Stigler, William Grady, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Stigler, Haskell County, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), July 7, 1891; attended the public schools; was graduated from Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, Okla., in 1912; attended the law school of the University of Oklahoma at Norman; during the First World War served as a second lieutenant in the Three Hundred and Fifty-seventh Infantry of the Ninetieth Division in 1918 and 1919, with overseas service; attended the University of Grenoble, France, in 1919; was admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Stigler, Okla.; city attorney of Stigler, Okla., 1920-1924; served in the State senate 1924-1932, serving as president pro tempore in 1931; lieutenant colonel in the Forty-fifth Division of the Oklahoma National Guard 1925-1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jack Nichols; reelected to the Seventy-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 28, 1944, until his death in Stigler, Okla., August 21, 1952; interment in Stigler Cemetery.

 

Sullivan, John, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., January 1, 1965; graduated from Bishop Kelley High School, Tulsa, Okla.; B.B.A., Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla., 1992; real estate broker; member of the Oklahoma state house of representatives, 1995-2002; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh Congress, by special election (January 8, 2002) in anticipation of the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Steve Largent, reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (February 15, 2002-present).

Swank, Fletcher B., a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa, April 24, 1875; moved with his parents to Beef Creek, Indian Territory, in 1888; attended an academy in Noble, Okla., and University of Oklahoma at Norman; superintendent of schools of Cleveland County, Okla., 1903-1907; private secretary to Congressman Scott Ferris in 1907 and 1908; attended the law department of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1907 and 1908, and was graduated from Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1909; was admitted to the bar in 1909 and commenced practice in Norman, Cleveland County, Okla.; judge of the county court of Cleveland County, Okla., 1911-1915; judge of the fourteenth judicial district of Oklahoma from 1915 to September 1920, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; elected to the Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1934; died in Norman, Okla., March 16, 1950; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Swindall, Charles, a Representative from Oklahoma; born at College Mound, near Terrell, Kaufman County, Tex., February 13, 1876; attended the public schools and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1897; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Woodward, Okla.; prosecuting attorney of Day (later Ellis) County 1898-1900; returned to Woodward in 1900 and continued the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dick T. Morgan, and served from November 2, 1920, to March 3, 1921; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law in Woodward, Okla.; appointed April 26, 1924, judge of the twentieth judicial district of Oklahoma, in which capacity he served until 1929; justice of the State supreme court 1929-1934; resumed the practice of law in Oklahoma City, Okla., until his death there June 19, 1939; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Synar, Michael Lynn, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Vinita, Craig County, Okla., October 17, 1950; attended Muskogee public schools; graduated from Muskogee High School, 1968; B.S., University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1972; LL.B., University of Oklahoma Law Center, 1977; Rotary International Scholar, Graduate School of Economics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 1973; M.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 1974; rancher; real estate broker; admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1976 and commenced practice in Muskogee; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1995); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1988 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Alcee Lamar Hastings, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Fourth Congress; chairman of the Campaign for America Project and of the National Bankruptcy Review Commission; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on January 9, 1996; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee, Okla.

Thomas, John William Elmer, a Representative and a Senator from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., September 8, 1876; attended the common schools; graduated from the Central Normal College (now Canterbury), Danville, Ind., in 1897 and from the graduate department of DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., in 1900; studied law; admitted to the Indiana bar in 1897 and to the Oklahoma bar in 1900, and commenced practice in Oklahoma City, Okla.; moved to Lawton, Okla., in 1901 and continued the practice of law; member, State senate 1907-1920, serving as president pro tempore 1910-1913; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1927); was not a candidate for renomination in 1926, having become a candidate for United States Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1926; reelected in 1932, 1938 and 1944 and served from March 4, 1927, to January 3, 1951; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1950; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Seventy-fourth through Seventy-seventh Congresses), Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth and Eighty-first Congresses), Committee on Indian Affairs (Seventy-eighth Congress); engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until August 1957; returned to Lawton, Okla., where he died September 19, 1965; interment in Highland Cemetery.

Thompson, Joseph Bryan, a Representative from Oklahoma; born near Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., April 29, 1871; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Savoy College in Fannin County, Tex., in 1890; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Purcell, Indian Territory; moved to Ardmore, Indian Territory; appointed commissioner for the United States court in 1893 and returned to Purcell, Indian Territory; resigned in 1897; moved to Pauls Valley and resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1900, 1904, and 1908; member of the Democratic Territorial committee 1896-1904; chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1906 and 1908; served in the State senate 1910-1914; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1913, until his death on a train near Martinsburg, W.Va., while en route to his home at Pauls Valley, Okla., September 18, 1919; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Okla.

Watkins, Wesley Wade, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in DeQueen, Sevier County, Ark., December 15, 1938; graduated from Bennington High School, Bennington, Okla., 1956; B.S., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 1960; M.S., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 1961; Oklahoma Air National Guard, 1960-1967; United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., 1961-1963; administrator, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 1963-1966; business executive; member of the Oklahoma state senate, 1975-1976; delegate, Oklahoma State Democratic Convention, 1972; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor of Oklahoma; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Oklahoma in 1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2003); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002.

Watts, Julius Caesar, Jr. (J. C.), a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Eufaula, McIntosh County, Okla., November 18, 1957; graduated from Eufaula High School, Eufaula, Okla, 1976; B.A., University of Oklahoma, Norman, 1981; member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, 1990-1995, and chairman, 1993-1995; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1995-January 3, 2003); House Republican Conference Chair (One Hundred Sixth Congress through One Hundred Seventh Congress); not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002. Has announced his candacy for Governor for this next term.

Weaver, Claude, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Gainesville, Cooke County, Tex., March 19, 1867; attended the public schools; was graduated from the law department of the University of Texas at Austin in 1887; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced in Gainesville, Tex., 1887-1895; assistant prosecuting attorney of Cooke County, Tex., in 1892; moved to Pauls Valley, Indian Territory, in 1895 and engaged in the practice of law; moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1902; member of Oklahoma City Board of Freeholders in 1910; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1914 and for election to fill a vacancy in the Sixty-sixth Congress in 1919; postmaster of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1915-1923; acting county attorney of Oklahoma County in 1926; legal adviser and secretary to the Governor, William H. Murray, 1931-1934; district judge of thirteenth Oklahoma district in 1934 and 1935; returned to the practice of law; died in Oklahoma City, Okla., May 19, 1954; interment in Fairlawn Cemetery

Wickersham, Victor Eugene, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Lone Rock, Baxter County, Ark., February 9, 1906; moved to Mangum, Greer County, Okla., with his parents in 1915; educated in the public schools of Oklahoma; employed in the office of the county clerk of Greer County, Okla., 1924-1926; court clerk of Greer County 1926-1935; served as chief clerk of the board of affairs of the State of Oklahoma in 1935 and 1936; engaged as a building contractor in Oklahoma City in 1937 and 1938 and in the life insurance business 1938-1941; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Sam C. Massingale; reelected to the Seventy-eight and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from April 1, 1941, to January 3, 1947; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; elected to the Eighty-first and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1957); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1956 and for the Democratic nomination in 1958; elected to the Eighty-seventh and to the Eighty-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; real estate, insurance, and investment broker; member, Oklahoma State legislature, January 3, 1971-January 3, 1979, and again from February 9, 1988, until his death in Oklahoma City, Okla., on March 15, 1988; was a resident of Mangum, Okla.

Wilson, George Howard, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Mattoon, Coles County, Ill., August 21, 1905; moved with his parents to Oklahoma and attended the public schools of Enid; graduated from Phillips University, Enid, Okla., in 1926; student at the University of Michigan Law School in 1926 and 1927, and graduated from the law school of the University of Oklahoma in 1929; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced the practice of law in 1929 in Enid, Okla.; deputy district court clerk of Garfield County, Okla., in 1928; special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1934-1938; city attorney of Enid, Okla., 1939-1942; served as a colonel in Judge Advocate General?s Department, United States Army, with overseas duty in the South Atlantic Theater of Operations 1942-1946; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; director of Oklahoma State Crime Bureau in 1951; State judge, Superior Court, Garfield County, Okla., 1952-1968; chief judge, State Administrative Zone No. 1, 1967; president, Oklahoma Judicial Conference, 1968; district judge, 1969 to date; chief judge, Division No. 1, Judicial District No. 4; was a resident of Enid, Okla., until his death there July 16, 1985; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.


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