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List of Governors of Oklahoma

 

List of Governors of Oklahoma

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.

Contents

  • List of Governors 1
    • Governors of Oklahoma Territory 1.1
    • Governors of the State of Oklahoma 1.2
  • Other high offices held 2
  • Living former U.S. governors of Oklahoma 3
  • See also 4

List of Governors

Governors of Oklahoma Territory

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.

Parties

      Democratic       Republican

# Picture Governor Party Took office Left office Appointed by Notes
1 George Washington Steele Republican May 22, 1890 October 18, 1891 Benjamin Harrison
Robert Martin Republican October 18, 1891 February 1, 1892 Acting governor
2 Abraham Jefferson Seay Republican February 1, 1892 May 7, 1893 Benjamin Harrison
3 William Cary Renfrow Democratic May 7, 1893 January 31, 1897 Grover Cleveland
4 Cassius M. Barnes Republican January 31, 1897 April 15, 1901 William McKinley
5 William Miller Jenkins Republican April 15, 1901 November 30, 1901 William McKinley
William C. Grimes Republican November 30, 1901 December 9, 1901 Acting governor
6 Thompson Benton Ferguson Republican December 9, 1901 January 5, 1906 Theodore Roosevelt
7 Frank Frantz Republican January 5, 1906 November 16, 1907 Theodore Roosevelt

Governors of the State of Oklahoma

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

Parties

      Democratic       Republican

# Picture Governor Party Took office Left office Notes
1 Charles N. Haskell Democratic November 16, 1907 January 9, 1911
2 Lee Cruce Democratic January 9, 1911 January 11, 1915
3 R. L. Williams Democratic January 11, 1915 January 13, 1919
4 James B. A. Robertson Democratic January 13, 1919 January 8, 1923
5 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 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 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 J. Howard Edmondson Democratic January 12, 1959 January 6, 1963
17 George Nigh Democratic January 6, 1963 January 14, 1963
18 Henry Bellmon Republican January 14, 1963 January 9, 1967
19 Dewey F. Bartlett Republican January 9, 1967 January 11, 1971
20 David Hall Democratic January 11, 1971 January 13, 1975
21 David L. Boren Democratic January 13, 1975 January 8, 1979
22 George Nigh Democratic January 8, 1979 January 12, 1987
23 Henry Bellmon Republican January 12, 1987 January 14, 1991
24 David Walters Democratic January 14, 1991 January 9, 1995
25 Frank Keating Republican January 9, 1995 January 13, 2003
26 Brad Henry Democratic January 13, 2003 January 10, 2011
27 Mary Fallin Republican January 10, 2011 Incumbent

Other high offices held

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.

Governor 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 U.S. governors of Oklahoma

As of May 2015, there are six former U.S. governors of Oklahoma who are currently living at this time, the oldest U.S. governor of Oklahoma being Henry Bellmon (1963–1967, 1987–1991), on September 29, 2009; he is also the U.S. governor of Oklahoma who served most recently to have died.

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

See also

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