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Famous Oklahomans

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Hannah Mohr

on 9 January 2013

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Carl Albert May 19, 1908- February 4, 2000 Dewey Bartlett March 28, 1919-March 1, 1979 Henry Bellmon Famous Oklahomans By: Hannah Mohr Democratic politician and lawyer Represented SE Oklahoma Congressional District 3 for 30 years starting in 1947. "Little Giant from Little Dixie" House Speaker during presidency of Nixon and Ford From 1971-1977 Albert held the highest political office of any Oklahoman as The Speaker of The House of Representatives Served as 19th governor of Oklahoma from 1967-1971 First Roman Catholic governor of Oklahoma He was defeated for reelection in 1970 by David Hall and it was the closest election in state history Elected to Senate in 1970 and served one term In 1978 he was diagnosed with lung cancer and didn't return for reelection Republican Bartlett was from Marietta, Ohio September 3, 1921- September 29, 2009 Republican 18th and 24th governor of Oklahoma (first to hold that office) 2 term United States senator from 1969-1981 From Tonkawa, OK Awarded Legion of Merit and Silver Star from the United States Military Died from long battle with Parkinson's Disease Bellmon graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1942 with a bachelors in Agriculture David Boren April 21, 1941 Democrat 21st governor from 1975-1979 Senator from 1979-1994 Graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a major in American history Member of the Presidents Intelligence Advisory Board Kate Barnard May 23, 1875- February 3, 1925 1st woman to be elected state official in Oklahoma and the United States in 1905 1st Oklahoma Commissioner of Charities and Corrections for two 4 year terms born in Geneva, Nebraska She was a key player in the enactment of the compulsory eduction laws, state support of poor widows, and the constitutional ban on child labor Quoted in Wilma Mankillers book "Mankiller, A chief, And Her people" "I have been compelled to see orphans robbed, starved, and burned for money. I have named the men and accused them and furnished the records and affidavits to convict them but with no result. I decided long ago that Oklahoma had no citizen who cared whether or not an orphan is robbed, or starved, or killed-because his dead claim is easier than if he were alive." Gordon Cooper March 6, 1927-October 4, 2004 American Aeronautical Engineer and test Pilot One of the 7 pilots in PROJECT MERCURY Cooper piloted the longest and fianl Mercury Space Flight in 1963 1st American to sleep in space during that 34 hour mission Last American to be launched on to conduct an entirely solo mission Flew as command pilot of Gemini 5 in 1965 Paul Braniff August 30, 1987- June 1954 formed Oklahoma Aero Club in 1928 Created The Braniff International Airways Joined the United States Army in World War 1 Received his pilots license in 1923 from Orville Wright himself March 13, !860- Jul7 5, 1933 First governor of Oklahoma Democrat His works provided the passage of the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution Created the Oklahoma School for the Blind, Oklahoma College for Women, The Oklahoma State Department of Health, and The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Charles Haskell Thomas Gilcrease 1890-1962 American Oilman, Art Collector and Philanthropist During his lifetime he collected more than 10,000 artworks, 250,000 Native American Artifacts, and 100,000 rare books and documents Creek Ancestry Founded The Gilcrease Museum which contains the worlds largest and comprehensive collection of artwork and artifacts having to with the American West Robert S. Kerr September 11, 1986- January 1, 1963 Formed Petroleum company Kerr-Mcgee Oil Industries Incorporated which created his great wealth. Served as 12th governor of Oklahoma from 1943-1947 Elected 3 times to United States Senate representing Oklahoma from 1949-1963 His legacy includes his work in linking The Arkansas River to The Gulf Of Mexico May 8, 1874- October 3, 1941 Elected to US Congress from Northern Oklahoma in 1932 E.W. Marland 10th governor of Oklahoma in 1934 DEMOCRAT Initiated a "Little Deal" in Oklahoma during the Great Depression to help relieve the distress of unemployed people in the state William H. Murray In 2002 Philips Petroleum merged with Conoco Oil company and became Conoco Phillips November 21, 1869- October 15, 1856 (Alfalfa Bill) 1st speaker of the house of representatives of Oklahoma 9th governor of Oklahoma 1930-1934 His campaign was based on racism and he very heavily supported Jim Crow Laws He established a record for the number of times he used the National Guard for state duties and for declaring Martial Law November 28, 1873- August 23, 1950 Founded Philips Petroleum in Bartlesville, OK with his brother Lee Eldas "L.E" in 1917 The men struck oil on June 23, 1905 Frank Phillips was inducted into the Oklahoma hall of fame in 1930 Frank & L.E. Phillips Wiley Post November 22, 1898- August 15, 1935 First pilot to fly solo around the world Helped develop one of the first pressure suits Himself and Will Rogers were killed when their plane crashed while taking off from Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska His aircraft a Lockheed Vega Aircraft The Winnie Mae is on display at the National Space and Air Museum Will Rogers Known as "Oklahomas Favorite Son" November 4, 1879- August 15, 1935 An american performer, humorist, cowboy, social commentator and motion picture actor He traveled around the world 3 times, made 70 motion pictures, and more than 4,000 newspaper columns He was one of the most recognized celebrities of the 1920s and 1930s When I die, my epitaph, or whatever you call those signs on gravestones, is going to read: "I joked about every prominent man of my time, but I never met a man I didn't like."I'm so proud of that , I can hardly wait to die so it can be carved. ~Will Rogers Jim Thorpe May 28, 1888- March 28, 1953 Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports Won Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon Played American collegiate and professional football Of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American) He lost his Olympic titles after it was found he was paid for playing two seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics, thus violating the amateurism rules. In 1983, 30 years after his death, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) restored his Olympic medals. Robert Williams December 28, 1868- April 10, 1948 3rd governor of Oklahoma Played a role in drafting the Oklahoma constitution 1st Chief justice of Oklahoma Served the United States as a District and Court Judge Fiercely conservative democrat
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