2nd Oklahoma Legislature

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2nd Oklahoma Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
President of the Senate: George W. Bellamy (D)
President Pro Tem of the Senate: J. C. Graham (D)
Speaker of the House: Ben Wilson (D)
Composition: Senate
34      10     
House
70      39     

The Second Oklahoma Legislature was a meeting of the legislative branch of the government of Oklahoma, composed of the Oklahoma Senate and the Oklahoma House of Representatives, during the only term of Governor Charles Haskell. State legislators elected in 1908 met in the Guthrie City Hall Building from January 5 to March 12, 1909.[1] The state legislature also met in special session from January 20 to March 19, 1910.[1]

Oklahoma's first black state legislator, A.C. Hamlin, was among the new group of state legislators, but was limited to one term by a Jim Crow law passed by the legislature.[2]

Dates of sessions[edit]

  • Regular session: January 5-March 12, 1909
  • Special session: January 20-March 19, 1910

Previous: 1st Legislature • Next: 3rd Legislature

Major legislation[edit]

Party composition[edit]

Senate[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican
34 10 44
Voting share 77.3% 22.7%

House of Representatives[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican
70 39 109
Voting share 64.2% 35.8%

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

Lieutenant Governor George W. Bellamy continued to serve as the first President of the Senate, which gave him a tie-breaking vote and allowed him to serve as a presiding officer. J. C. Graham was elected as the second President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, giving him the authority to organize the state senate and serve as a presiding officer.[4]

House[edit]

Ben Wilson served as the second Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[1] He hailed from a town known as Cereal, which today is known as Banner, Oklahoma.[1] Benjamin F. Harrison, of Calvin, served as Speaker Pro Tempore.[1]

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

State Senator Elmer Thomas would go onto served as a United States Senator.
District Name Party
Lt-Gov George W. Bellamy Dem
1 Joe S. Morris Dem
2 E. L. Mitchell Dem
2 R. E. Echols Dem
3 A. G. Updegraff Rep
4 Henry J. Denton Dem
5 Tom Moore Dem
6 J. J. Williams Dem
6 Richard Billups Dem
7 Richard Curd Rep
8 P. J. Goulding Dem
9 E. B. Chapman Rep
9 S. J. Soldani Dem
10 J. Q. Newell Dem
11 Clarence Davis Dem
12 H. S. Cunningham Rep
13 S. A. Cordell Dem
13 Michael Eggerman Dem
14 Roy Stafford Dem
14 Frank Colville Rep
15 L. K. Taylor Dem
15 George Johnson Dem
16 Emory Brownlee Dem
17 Elmer Thomas Dem
17 D. M. Smith Dem
18 J. C. Graham Dem
18 Harry K. Allen Dem
19 H. S. Blair Dem
19 Robert Wynne Dem
20 Jesse Hatchett Dem
20 T. F. Memminger Dem
21 Edwin Sorrels Dem
22 Frank Warren Rep
23 Reuben Roddie Dem
24 W. P. Stewart Dem
25 William Redwine Rep
26 William Franklin Dem
27 Campbell Russell Dem
27 Harry B. Beeler Rep
28 J. H. Cloonan Rep
29 J. M. Keyes Dem
30 Elias Landrum Dem
31 P. J. Yeager Dem
32 R. T. Potter Rep
33 Joseph Strain Dem
  • Table based on list cross-referenced from three sources.[4][5][6]

House of Representatives[edit]

Oklahoma's first black state legislator, A. C. Hamlin.
Name Party County
T. L. Rider Dem Adair
A. J. Butts Dem Alfalfa
George W. Partridge Rep Alfalfa, Grant
J. M. Humpheys Rep Atoka
William A. Durant Dem Atoka, Bryan
A. W. Tooley Rep Beaver
G. W. Lewis Dem Beckham
A. L. Edgington Rep Blaine
A. E. Ewell Dem Bryan
William F. Semple Dem Bryan
J. S. Bell Dem Caddo
Joe Smith Dem Caddo
Ben Wilson Dem Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland
Milton B. Cope Dem Canadian
William F. Gilmer Dem Carter
John R. Whayne Dem Carter
Henry Ward Rep Cherokee
Lyman W. White Dem Choctaw
Frank L. Casteel Dem Cimarron
S. W. Hutchins Dem Cleveland
George Jahn Dem Coal
John M. Moore Dem Coal, Johnston
Leslie P. Ross Dem Comanche
Amil H. Japp Dem Comanche, Stephens
E. N. Ratcliff Dem Craig
Peter J. Coyne Dem Craig, Rogers
George O. Helm Dem Creek
J. H. Simmons Dem Creek, Tulsa
Howell Smith Dem Custer
L. L. Reeves Dem Custer, Washita
Lee B. Smith Dem Delaware
Richard G. Brownlee Rep Dewey
H. P. Covey Rep Ellis
Joseph M. Porter Rep Garfield
Arthur A. Stull Rep Garfield
Eugene Watrous Rep Garfield, Kingfisher
J. J. Rotenberry Dem Garvin
Robert Wallace Dem Garvin
R. L. Glover Dem Grady
Henry Ireton Dem Grady
Joseph W. Smith Dem Grant
James J. Savage Dem Greer
G. L. Wilson Dem Greer
Henry L. Vogle Rep Harper
Ed Boyle Dem Haskell
Charles A. Cook Rep Haskell, Muskogee
N. J. Johnson Dem Hughes
Benjamin F. Harrison Dem Hughes, Pittsburg
S. G. Ashby Dem Jackson
Alex Savage Dem Jefferson
J. M. Ratliff Dem Johnston
Charles M. Compton Rep Kay
Lester Maris Rep Kay
Harvey Utterback Rep Kingfisher
J. V. Faulkner Dem Kiowa
J. E. Terral Dem Kiowa
Lon Lovelace Dem Latimer
C. C. Mathis Dem LeFlore
J. J. Sullivan Rep LeFlore, Sequoyah
John B. Charles Rep Lincoln
James H. Lockwood Rep Lincoln
J. H. Maxey Jr. Dem Lincoln, Pottawatomie
O. B. Acton Rep Logan
A. C. Hamlin Rep Logan
John S. Shearer Rep Logan
John McCalla Dem Love
Joe R. Sherman Rep Major
J. W. McDuffee Dem Marshall
D. C. Hughes Dem Mayes
Thomas C. Whitson Dem McClain
C. M. Anderson Dem McCurtain
A. J. Milsap Rep McIntosh
M. Turner Dem Murray
James Knox Rep Muskogee
Edward Merrick Rep Muskogee
R. F. Howe Rep Noble
J. A. Tillotson Dem Nowata
Robert J. Dixon Rep Okfuskee
Ed Dunn Dem Oklahoma
Charles G. Jones Rep Oklahoma
S. W. Murphy Rep Oklahoma
I. M. Putnam Dem Oklahoma
J. H. Lincoln Rep Okmulgee
Prentiss Price Dem Osage
J. F. Tucker Dem Ottawa
John Bonar Rep Pawnee
Ed Clark Rep Pawnee, Payne
C. E. Sexton Rep Payne
Henry M. McElhaney Dem Pittsburg
William S. Rogers Dem Pittsburg
Frank Huddleston Dem Pontotoc
Edgar S. Ratliff Dem Pontotoc, Seminole
Milton Bryan Dem Pottawatomie
William S. Carson Dem Pottawatomie
William F. Durham Dem Pottawatomie
Ben T. Williams Dem Pushmataha
Joseph Paschal Dem Roger Mills
C. S. Wortman Dem Rogers
H. M. Tate Rep Seminole
Isaac Jacobs Rep Sequoyah
W. B. Anthony Dem Stephens
E. J. Earle Dem Texas
Henry R. King Dem Tillman
F. L. Haymes Dem Tulsa
J. P. Calhoun Rep Wagoner
Clint Moore Rep Washington
S. C. Burnett Dem Washita
H. T. Parsons Rep Woods
John H. Bridges Rep Woodward
  • Table based on government database.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e A Century to Remember, Okhouse.gov. (accessed June 19, 2013)
  2. ^ Bruce, Michael L. "Hamlin, Albert Comstock (1881-1912)," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society. (accessed June 19, 2013)
  3. ^ a b Norris, L. David. "Southeastern Oklahoma State University," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma State University. (accessed July 19, 2013)
  4. ^ a b Oklahoma Almanac, 2005, Oklahoma Department of Libraries (accessed July 1, 2013)
  5. ^ Directory of State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Election Board (accessed on Google Books on June 23, 2013).
  6. ^ All Senate List, Okhouse.gov (accessed on June 23, 2013).
  7. ^ Historic Members, Okhouse.gov (accessed June 20, 2013)

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