7th Oklahoma Legislature

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7th Oklahoma Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
R.L. Davidson (D)
Tom Waldrep (D)
Composition:
Senate
34      10     
House
79      30     

The Seventh 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. The Oklahoma State Capitol, which was completed on June 30, 1917, was now available to state legislators[1] The building was completed on June 30, 1917.[1] They met in regular session from January 7 to March 29, 1919, during the first year of the term of Governor James B.A. Robertson.[2] Among the newly elected members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives was George B. Schwabe, who would soon serve as the first Republican Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[2]

Lieutenant Governor Martin E. Trapp served as the President of the Senate, R. L. Davidson served as the President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, and Tom Waldrep served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Dates of session[edit]

  • January 7-March 29, 1919

Previous: 6th Legislature • Next: 8th Legislature

Major events[edit]

  • The Oklahoma State Capitol, which was completed on June 30, 1917, was used by the state legislature for the first time during the 1919 session.[1]

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
79 30 109
Voting share 72.5% 27.5%

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

Lieutenant Governor Martin E. Trapp served as the President of the Senate, which gave him a tie-breaking vote and allowed him to serve as a presiding officer. R.L. Davidson was elected by state senators to serve as the President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, the primary presiding officer of the Oklahoma Senate.[3]

House[edit]

Tom Waldrep served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[2]

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

District Name Party
Lt Gov Martin E. Trapp Dem
1 M. W. Pugh Dem
2 Arthur Leach Dem
2 James Spurlock Dem
3 William Briggs Rep
4 G. L. Wilson Dem
5 Harry Cordell Dem
6 R. L. Knie Dem
6 T. C. Simpson Dem
7 Joe Sherman Rep
8 Eugene Watrous Rep
9 W. T. Clark Rep
9 R. L. Hall Dem
10 Tom Testerman Rep
11 M. F. Ingraham Rep
12 John Golobie Rep
13 T. B. Hogg Dem
13 M. W. Lynch Rep
14 T. F. Hensley Dem
14 W. K. Snyder Dem
15 C. A. Dearmon Dem
15 Frank Carpenter Dem
16 H. Brown Rep
17 L. A. Morton Dem
17 Elmer Thomas Dem
18 James Draughon Dem
18 Fred Tucker Dem
19 W. R. Wallace Dem
19 Jep Knight Dem
20 J. T. McIntosh Dem
20 W. Cartwright Dem
21 J. E. Fleming Dem
22 C. W. Board Dem
23 Luther Harrison Dem
24 W. C. McAlister Dem
25 E. P. Hill Dem
26 John Vaughan Dem
27 S. S. Mayfield Dem
27 Eugene Kerr Dem
28 T. L. Rider Dem
29 Pete Coyne Dem
30 J. J. Smith Dem
31 R. L. Davidson Dem
32 S. L. Johnson Dem
33 E. E. Woods Rep
  • Table based on state almanac.[3]

House of Representatives[edit]

Wesley Disney would later serve in Congress.
Name Party County
D. B. Collums Dem Adair
W. S. David Rep Alfalfa
William Gill Dem Atoka
J. W. Steffen Rep Beaver, Harper
W. A. Hornbeck Dem Beckham
L. A. Everhart Rep Blaine
Porter Newman Dem Bryan
J. B. Smith Dem Bryan
Joseph Hollarn Rep Caddo
J. E. Thirsk Rep Caddo
Jack Barker Dem Canadian
J. L. Trevathan Rep Canadian
J. L. Galt Dem Carter
D. S. Hoover Dem Carter
Sam Redburn Rep Cherokee
D. A. Stovall Dem Choctaw
S. L. Portwood Dem Cimarron, Texas
J. B. Phillips Dem Cleveland
Frank Brinkworth Dem Coal
R. B. Thomas Dem Comanche
John McTaggart Dem Comanche, Cotton
Lon Morris Dem Cotton
G. R. Hill Dem Craig
William Cheatham Dem Creek
J. M. Morgan Dem Creek
W. D. Crane Rep Custer
E. A. Olmstead Rep Custer
John Gibson Dem Delaware
G. W. Trimble Dem Dewey
Bert Hill Rep Ellis
J. B. Campbell Rep Garfield
H. O. Glasser Rep Garfield
Alfred Stevenson Dem Garvin
Bert Jackson Dem Grady
M. I. Stokes Dem Grady
T. E. Beck Rep Grant
H. D. Henry Dem Greer
L. A. Pearson Dem Harmon
Anderson Webb Dem Haskell
Tom Anglin Dem Hughes
B. F. Harrison Dem Hughes
W. D. Ballard Dem Jackson
Edwin Dabney Dem Jackson
C. S. Storms Dem Jefferson
S. E. Cummings Dem Johnston
Samuel Elder Rep Kay
W. P. Kimerer Rep Kingfisher
R. R. Fitzgerald Dem Kiowa
W. G. Goodard Dem Kiowa
L. P. Bobo Dem Latimer
J. B. Harper Dem LeFlore
M. W. Romine Dem LeFlore
Ed Ambler Rep Lincoln
B. Taylor Rep Lincoln
Amos Ewing Rep Logan
John O'Neill Dem Logan
Asa Walden Dem Love
J. R. Haley Rep Major
Syd Wheeler Dem Marshall
Gideon Morgan Dem Mayes
E. E. Glasco Dem McClain
John Scott Dem McCurtain
W. M. Duffy Dem McIntosh
H. W. Broadbent Dem Murray
Wesley E. Disney Dem Muskogee
L. E. Neff Dem Muskogee
Robert West Dem Muskogee
Roy Harvey Rep Noble
George B. Schwabe Rep Nowata
W. N. Barry Dem Okfuskee
S. S. Butterfield Dem Oklahoma
I. L. Harris Rep Oklahoma
W. W. Robertson Dem Oklahoma
Charles Ruth Dem Oklahoma
Allen Street Dem Oklahoma
Bert Hodges Dem Okmulgee
L. A. Wismeyer Rep Osage
J. S. Mabon Rep Ottawa
Millard Grubb Rep Pawnee
Charles Platt Rep Payne
John Vaughan Rep Payne
S. Z. Fitzgerald Dem Pittsburg
Paul Nesbitt Dem Pittsburg
T. W. Smith Dem Pittsburg
Date Crawford Dem Pontotoc
W. H. Ebey Dem Pontotoc
N.A.J. Ticer Dem Pottawatomie
Tom Waldrep Dem Pottawatomie
G. T. Johnson Dem Pushmataha
J. T. Nicholson Dem Roger Mills
Tom Kight Dem Rogers
W. W. Pryor Dem Seminole
J. H. Dodson Dem Sequoyah
L. C. McNabb Dem Sequoyah
L. Akers Dem Stephens
John E. Williams Dem Tillman
W. V. Biddison Dem Tulsa
Joe Kenton Dem Tulsa
T. A. Parkinson Dem Wagoner
A. E. Craver Rep Washington
W. T. Graves Dem Washita
J. H. Hay Dem Washita
Marion Clothier Rep Woods
Jerry Coover Rep Woodward
  • Table based on government database.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Oklahoma Capitol, Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (accessed May 15, 2013)
  2. ^ a b c A Century to Remember Archived September 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., Okhouse.gov. (accessed June 20, 2013)
  3. ^ a b Oklahoma Almanac, 2005, Oklahoma Department of Libraries (accessed July 1, 2013)
  4. ^ Historic Members Archived 2013-06-22 at WebCite, Okhouse.gov (accessed June 24, 2013)

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