List of Governors of Oklahoma

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Standard of the Governor of Oklahoma
Number of Governors of Oklahoma by party affiliation
Party Governors
Democratic 22
Republican 5
Number of Governors of Oklahoma Territory by party affiliation
Party Governors
Republican 6
Democratic 1

The following is a list of Governors of the State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Territory.

List of Governors[edit]

Governors of Oklahoma Territory[edit]

Oklahoma Territory was formally organized on May 2, 1890.

As secretaries of Oklahoma Territory in 1891 and 1901 respectively, Robert Martin and William C. Grimes both served as acting governor whenever the presidentially appointed governorship was vacant.

# Picture Name Party Took office Left office Appointed by Notes
1 George Washington Steele Republican 1890 1891 Benjamin Harrison
* Robert Martin.jpg Robert Martin Republican 1891 1892 Acting governor
2 Abraham Jefferson Seay.jpg Abraham Jefferson Seay Republican 1892 1893 Benjamin Harrison
3 William Cary Renfrow.jpg William Cary Renfrow Democratic 1893 1897 Grover Cleveland
4 Cassius McDonald Barnes.jpg Cassius McDonald Barnes Republican 1897 1901 William McKinley
5 William Miller Jenkins.jpg William Miller Jenkins Republican 1901 1901 William McKinley
* William Grimes.jpg William C. Grimes Republican 1901 1901 Acting governor
6 Thompson Benton Ferguson.jpg Thompson Benton Ferguson Republican 1901 1906 Theodore Roosevelt
7 Frank Frantz.jpg Frank Frantz Republican 1906 1907 Theodore Roosevelt

Governors of the State of Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory joined the Union as the State of Oklahoma on November 16, 1907.

# Picture Name Party Took office Left office Notes
1 Governor haskell.JPG Charles N. Haskell Democratic November 16, 1907 January 9, 1911
2 Lee Cruce.jpg Lee Cruce Democratic January 9, 1911 January 11, 1915
3 RobertLWilliams.jpg R. L. Williams Democratic January 11, 1915 January 13, 1919
4 JBA Robertson 1920.jpg James B. A. Robertson Democratic January 13, 1919 January 8, 1923
5 Jack Walton.jpg Jack C. Walton Democratic January 8, 1923 November 19, 1923
6 Martin E. Trapp Democratic November 19, 1923 January 10, 1927
7 Henry S. Johnston Democratic January 10, 1927 March 20, 1929
8 William J. Holloway Democratic March 20, 1929 January 1, 1931
9 Murray 3820618984 5cb0d9555b o.jpg William H. Murray Democratic January 1, 1931 January 14, 1935
10 Ernest W. Marland Democratic January 14, 1935 January 9, 1939
11 Leon C. Phillips Democratic January 9, 1939 January 11, 1943
12 K000144.jpg Robert S. Kerr Democratic January 11, 1943 January 13, 1947
13 Roy J. Turner Democratic January 13, 1947 January 8, 1951
14 Johnston Murray Democratic January 8, 1951 January 10, 1955
15 Raymond D. Gary Democratic January 10, 1955 January 12, 1959
16 JHEdmondson.jpg J. Howard Edmondson Democratic January 12, 1959 January 6, 1963
17 George Nigh.jpg George Nigh Democratic January 6, 1963 January 14, 1963
18 BellmonHL.jpg Henry Bellmon Republican January 14, 1963 January 9, 1967
19 Dewey Bartlett.jpg Dewey F. Bartlett Republican January 9, 1967 January 11, 1971
20 David Hall Democratic January 11, 1971 January 13, 1975
21 Sendavidlboren.jpg David L. Boren Democratic January 13, 1975 January 8, 1979
22 George Nigh.jpg George Nigh Democratic January 8, 1979 January 12, 1987
23 BellmonHL.jpg Henry Bellmon Republican January 12, 1987 January 14, 1991
24 David Walters Democratic January 14, 1991 January 9, 1995
25 Frank Keating at a conference, Oct 20, 2001 - cropped.jpg Frank Keating Republican January 9, 1995 January 13, 2003
26 BradhenryDEA.jpg Brad Henry Democratic January 13, 2003 January 10, 2011
27 Mary Fallin official 110th Congress photo.jpg Mary Fallin Republican January 10, 2011 Incumbent

Other high offices held[edit]

This is a table of congressional seats, other federal offices, and other governorships held by governors. All representatives and senators mentioned represented Oklahoma except where noted. * denotes those offices which the governor resigned to take.

Name Gubernatorial term U.S. Congress Other offices held
House Senate
George Washington Steele 1890–1891 (territorial) U.S. Representative from Indiana
William H. Murray 1931–1935 H First Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
E. W. Marland 1935–1939 H
Robert S. Kerr 1943–1947 S
J. Howard Edmondson 1959–1963 S*
Henry Bellmon 1963–1967; 1987–1991 S
Dewey F. Bartlett 1967–1971 S
David Boren 1975–1979 S President of the University of Oklahoma
Frank Keating 1995–2003 United States Associate Attorney General; United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Mary Fallin 2011-Present H

Living former governors[edit]

As of August 2014, six former governors of Oklahoma remain alive. The most recent former governor to die was Henry Bellmon (1963–1967, 1987–1991), on September 29, 2009; he is also the governor who served most recently to have died.

Name Gubernatorial term Date of birth
George Nigh 1963, 1979–1987 (1927-06-09) June 9, 1927 (age 87)
David Hall 1971–1975 (1930-10-20) October 20, 1930 (age 83)
David L. Boren 1975–1979 (1941-04-21) April 21, 1941 (age 73)
David Walters 1991–1995 (1951-11-20) November 20, 1951 (age 62)
Frank Keating 1995–2003 (1944-02-10) February 10, 1944 (age 70)
Brad Henry 2003–2011 (1963-07-10) July 10, 1963 (age 51)

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