|Daniel David Draper, Jr.|
|Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives|
|Preceded by||William Willis|
|Succeeded by||Jim Barker|
|Member of the
Oklahoma House of Representatives
from the 13th district
|Preceded by||Bob Shatwell|
|Succeeded by||Larry Gish|
|Born||April 12, 1940
|Died||November 18, 2004
|Alma mater||Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Washington University School of Law|
Daniel David Draper, Jr. (April 12, 1940 – November 18, 2004) was an American attorney and politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. He served as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1971 until 1983, and served as the 32nd Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, beginning in 1979 until his conviction of a felony in the 1980s.
Born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, he received his bachelors degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University. He then went to University of Oklahoma College of Law and later received his law degree from Washington University School of Law. He was the Stillwater, Oklahoma city attorney and taught business law at Oklahoma State University. He died in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
He was first elected speaker in 1979. The speaker's race was competitive, with five vying for the seat, and he won the race with the support of a group of conservative, rural Democrats led by Vernon Dunn and a group of progressive Democrats led by Cleta Deatherage and Jim Fried.
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