35th Oklahoma Legislature

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35th Oklahoma Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
Gene C. Howard (D)
William Willis (D)
Term:
January 1975-January 1977
Composition:
Senate
38      10     
House
78      23     

The Thirty-fifth Oklahoma Legislature was a meeting of the legislative branch of the government of Oklahoma, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. It met in Oklahoma City from January 7, 1975, to January 4, 1977,[1] during the governorship of David L. Boren.

Lieutenant Governor George Nigh served as President of the Senate, giving him a tie-breaking vote and the authority to serve as a presiding officer. Gene C. Howard served as President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate and William Willis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Dates of sessions[edit]

  • First regular session: January 7-June 6, 1975[1]
  • Second regular session: January 6-June 9, 1976[1]
  • Special session: July 19–23, 1976[1]

Previous: 34th Legislature • Next: 36th Legislature

Party composition[edit]

Senate[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican
38 10 48
Voting share 79.2% 20.8%

House of Representatives[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican
78 23 101
Voting share 77.2% 22.8%

Leadership[edit]

Democratic leadership[edit]

Republican leadership[edit]

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

District Name Party Towns Represented
Lt-Gov George Nigh Dem President of Senate
1 William Schuelein Dem Grove, Jay, Miami
2 Robert Wadley Dem Claremore, Pryor
3 Herb Rozell Dem Stillwell, Tahlequah
4 James Hamilton Dem Poteau, Sallisaw
5 Jim Lane Dem Atoka, Hugo
6 Roy Boatner Dem Durant
7 Gene Stipe Dem McAlester, Wilburton
8 Kenneth Butler Dem Henryetta, Okmulgee
9 John Luton Dem Muskogee
10 John Dahl Dem Fairfax, Pawhuska
12 John Young Dem Bristow, Sapulpa
13 Wes Watkins Dem Ada
14 Ernest Martin Dem Ardmore
15 Glen Ham Dem Norman
16 Lee Cate Dem Lexington, Norman, Purcell
17 Ralph Graves Dem Shawnee
19 Norman Lamb Rep Enid
20 Roy Grantham Dem Ponca City, Tonkawa
21 Robert Murphy Dem Stillwater
22 Gideon Tinsley Rep Kingfisher
23 Ray Giles Dem Chickasha, Hinton
24 Wayne Holden Dem Duncan
25 Herschal Crow Dem Altus
26 Gilmer Capps Dem Elk City, Mangum, Sayre
27 Ed Berrong Dem Weatherford
29 Jerry Pierce Rep Bartlesville
31 Paul Taliaferro Dem Lawton
32 Al Terrill Dem Lawton
33 Rodger Randle Dem Tulsa
34 Bob Shatwell Dem Tulsa
35 Jim Inhofe Rep Tulsa
36 Gene C. Howard Dem Tulsa
37 Finis Smith Dem Tulsa
38 Frank Keating Rep Tulsa
39 Stephen C. Wolfe Rep Tulsa
40 Phillip Lambert Dem Oklahoma City
41 Phil Watson Rep Edmond
42 James Howell Dem Midwest City
43 John Garrett Dem Del City, Oklahoma City
44 Marvin York Dem Oklahoma City
45 Jimmy Birdsong Dem Moore, Oklahoma City
46 Mary Helm Rep Oklahoma City
47 John R. McCune Rep Oklahoma City
48 E. Melvin Porter Dem Oklahoma City
49 Leon B. Field Dem Guymon
50 Bill Dawson Dem Seminole
52 E.W. Keller Rep Bethany, Oklahoma City
54 Bob Funston Dem Tulsa

Table based on 2005 state almanac.[2]

House of Representatives[edit]

Name District Party Counties
Mike Murphy 1 Dem McCurtain
Bob Parris 2 Dem Adair, Sequoyah
Joe Johnson 3 Dem Leflore, McCurtain
William Willis 4 Dem Cherokee
Wiley Sparkman 5 Dem Adair, Delaware
George Vaughn 6 Dem Craig, Mayes, Ottawa, Rogers
Joe Fitzgibbon 7 Dem Ottawa
J. D. Whorton 8 Rep Mayes, Rogers, Wagoner
Bill Briscoe 9 Dem Nowata, Rogers
A. C. Holden 10 Dem Osage, Washington
Robert Kane 11 Rep Nowata, Washington
Howard Odom[3] 12 Dem Muskogee, Wagoner
Drew Edmondson 13 Dem Muskogee
John Monks 14 Dem Muskogee
Charles Peterson 15 Dem Haskell, McIntosh, Muskogee, Pittsburg
Joseph Bennett 16 Dem Okmulgee
"Red" Caldwell 17 Dem Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, Pittsburg
William Ervin 18 Dem Pittsburg
Hollis Roberts 19 Dem Choctaw, Pittsburg, Pushmataha
Gary Payne 20 Dem Atoka, Bryan, Johnston, Love, Marshall
Guy Gaylon Davis 21 Dem Bryan
Kenneth Converse 22 Dem Atoka, Coal, Johnston, Murray, Pontotoc
Charles Prentice 23 Rep Tulsa, Wagoner
Bill Robinson 24 Dem Coal, Hughes, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg
Lonnie Abbott 25 Dem Pontotoc
Charles T. Henry 26 Dem Pottawatomie
James Townsend 27 Dem Cleveland, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie
Jeff Johnston 28 Dem Seminole
Oval Cunningham 29 Dem Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee
Don Thompson 30 Dem Creek
James Cummings 31 Rep Kingfisher, Logan, Noble
Charlie Morgan 32 Dem Lincoln, Logan, Okfuskee
Joe Manning 33 Dem Payne
Daniel Draper 34 Dem Payne
Don Johnson 35 Dem Creek, Kay, Noble, Osage, Pawnee
Billy Kennedy 36 Dem Kay, Osage
James Holt 37 Rep Kay
Dorothy Conaghan 38 Rep Grant, Kay
Lynn Thornhill 39 Rep Alfalfa, Blaine, Garfield, Grant, Major
Thomas Rogers 40 Dem Garfield
Robert Anderson 41 Rep Garfield
Tom Stephenson 42 Dem Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Kingfisher
Mark Hammons 43 Dem Canadian
Mina Hibdon 44 Rep Cleveland
Glenn Floyd 45 Dem Cleveland
Charles Elder 46 Dem Garvin, Grady, McClain
Spencer Bernard 47 Dem Grady, McClain
Don Duke 48 Dem Carter
Bill Bradley 49 Dem Carter, Cotton, Jefferson
Bob Wilson 50 Dem Stephens
Vernon Dunn 51 Dem Carter, Garvin, Stephens
Howard Cotner 52 Dem Jackson, Kiowa
Bob Harper 53 Dem Comanche, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Tillman
Ron Shotts 54 Rep Cleveland
Harvey Weichel 55 Dem Caddo, Kiowa, Washita
James Kardokus 56 Dem Caddo, Comanche, Grady
David Stratton 57 Dem Beckham, Custer
Lewis Kamas 58 Dem Major, Woods, Woodward
Mark Bradshaw 59 Dem Beaver, Beckham, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Roger Mills, Woodward
Victor Wickersham 60 Dem Beckham, Greer, Harmon
Marvin McKee 61 Rep Beaver, Cimarron, Texas
Don Davis 62 Dem Comanche
Gordon Beznoska 63 Dem Comanche
Butch Hooper 64 Dem Comanche
Fred Ferrell 65 Dem Comanche
Pete Riggs 66 Dem Tulsa
Joan Hastings 67 Rep Tulsa
Robert Hopkins 68 Dem Tulsa
William Wiseman 69 Rep Tulsa
Paul Brunton 70 Rep Tulsa
Warren Green 71 Rep Tulsa
Mandell Matheson 72 Dem Tulsa
Bernard McIntyre 73 Dem Tulsa
Robert V. Cullison 74 Dem Tulsa
Jim Hardesty 75 Dem Tulsa
James Allen Williamson 76 Rep Tulsa
William Poulos 77 Dem Tulsa
Charles Cleveland 78 Dem Tulsa
Ted Cowan 79 Rep Tulsa
Charles Ford 80 Rep Tulsa
Neal McCaleb 81 Rep Oklahoma
Bill Holaday 82 Rep Oklahoma
Kent Frates 83 Rep Oklahoma
Judy Ann Swinton 84 Dem Oklahoma
George Camp 85 Rep Oklahoma
David Hood 86 Dem Oklahoma
Sandy Sanders 87 Dem Oklahoma
Don Denman 88 Dem Oklahoma
L. Bengtson 89 Dem Oklahoma
Thomas Bamberger 90 Dem Oklahoma
Kenneth Nance 91 Dem Oklahoma
Jim Fried 92 Dem Oklahoma
Don Kilpatrick 93 Dem Oklahoma
Fred Joiner 94 Dem Oklahoma
David Craighead 95 Dem Oklahoma
John MisKelly 96 Dem Oklahoma
Hannah Atkins 97 Dem Oklahoma
Thomas Duckett 98 Dem Canadian, Oklahoma
Visanio Johnson 99 Dem Oklahoma
Terry Campbell 100 Rep Canadian, Oklahoma
Carl Twidwell Jr. 101 Dem Oklahoma
  • Membership data based on database of historic members.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h A Century to Remember Archived September 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Okhouse.gov (accessed June 16, 2013)
  2. ^ 2005 Oklahoma Almanac, p. 760-762, Oklahoma Department of Libraries. (accessed June 28, 2013)
  3. ^ Bill Lancaster was elected in 1975 after Odom's death.
  4. ^ Historic Members Archived 2013-06-22 at WebCite, Okhouse.gov (accessed July 10, 2013)

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