8th Oklahoma Legislature

8th Oklahoma Legislature
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Leadership
T. C. Simpson (D)
Composition:
Senate
27      17     
House
73      36     

The Eighth 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 state legislature met in Oklahoma City, in regular session from January 4 to April 2, 1921, and in special session from April 25 to May 21, 1921, during the third year of the term of Governor James B.A. Robertson.[1] It was the first time, Republicans took control of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[2] In 1920, Bessie McColgin, a Republican, became the first woman elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[3] Lamar Looney, Oklahoma's first female state senator and a Democrat, was also elected in 1920.[4]

Impeachment charges were brought against Lieutenant Governor Martin E. Trapp in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, but not sustained by the state senate.

T. C. Simpson served as the President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate and Tom Waldrep served as the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Dates of sessions[]

Previous: 7th Legislature • Next: 9th Legislature

Major events[]

Party composition[]

Senate[]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican
27 17 44
Voting share 61.4% 38.6%

House of Representatives[]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic
73 36 109
Voting share 67% 33%

Leadership[]

T. C. Simpson of Thomas, Oklahoma, served as President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate in 1921.[6] George B. Schwabe was Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[1]

Members[]

Senate[]

State Senator William J. Holloway would go on to become an Oklahoma governor.
District Name Party
Lt Gov Martin E. Trapp Dem
1 M. W. Pugh Dem
2 C. B. Leedy Rep
2 James Spurlock Dem
3 William Briggs Rep
4 Mrs. Lamar Looney Dem
5 Harry Cordell Dem
6 James Land Rep
6 T. C. Simpson Dem
7 Joe Sherman Rep
8 Harry Glasser Rep
9 W. T. Clark Rep
10 Roy Harvey Rep
11 M. F. Ingraham Rep
12 John Golobie Rep
13 Charles Wells Rep
13 M. W. Lynch Rep
14 T. F. Hensley Dem
14 Ross Lillard Dem
15 C. A. Dearmon Dem
15 L. L. West Dem
16 H. Brown Rep
17 L. A. Morton Dem
17 Jed Johnson Dem
18 James Draughon Dem
18 John Carlock Dem
19 W. R. Wallace Dem
19 W. H. Woods Dem
20 C. E. McPherren Dem
20 W. Cartwright Dem
21 J. E. Fleming Dem
22 Tom Anglin Dem
23 Luther Harrison Dem
24 William J. Holloway Dem
25 E. P. Hill Dem
26 Joe Ratliff Dem
27 Clark Nichols Dem
27 S. M. Rutherford Dem
28 E. M. Frye Rep
29 Pete Coyne Dem
30 Horace Durant Rep
31 R. L. Davidson Dem
32 Glen Horner Rep
33 E. E. Woods Rep
34 J. Corbett Cornett Rep

House of Representatives[]

George B. Schwabe was Oklahoma's first Republican Speaker of the House.
Name Party County
W. A. Scofield Rep Adair
Leslie Salter Rep Alfalfa
F. C. Johnson 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
T. F. Cummings Rep Caddo
T. C. Ottinger Rep Caddo
J. L. Trevathan Thompson Rep Canadian
D. S. Hoover Dem Carter
Bruce Keenan Rep Cherokee
D. A. Stovall Dem Choctaw
John Q. Denny Rep Cimarron, Texas
Ralph Hardie Rep Cleveland
Austin Rice Rep Coal
Thornton Clark Rep Comanche
Leroy Elmore Dem Cotton
P. Z. Newman Rep Craig
Eli Admire Rep Creek
W. D. Crane Rep Custer
James Butler Rep Delaware
Otto Smith Rep Dewey
G. E. Davison Rep Ellis
J. B. Campbell Rep Garfield
L. G. Gossett Rep Garfield
J. S. Garrison Dem Garvin
A. L. Davis Dem Grady
M. B. Louthan Dem Grady
T. E. Beck Rep Grant
Horace Simpson Dem Greer
L. A. Pearson Dem Harmon
John Ogle Rep Haskell
Ben F. Harrison Dem Hughes
Edwin Dabney Dem Jackson
J. M Roberson Dem Jefferson
Hugh Jones Dem Johnston
F. A. Heberling Rep Kay
W. P. Kimerer Rep Kingfisher
S. D. Bailey Rep Kiowa
George Mitchell Rep Kiowa
Arthur Smallwood Rep Latimer
Sam Neely Dem LeFlore
J. T. White Rep LeFlore
B. Taylor Rep Lincoln
M. M. Watson Rep Lincoln
William Dodd Rep Logan
E. G. Sharp Rep Logan
J. C. Graham Dem Love
Roy Harp Rep Major
Marvin Shilling Dem Marshall
Will Crockett Rep Mayes
Murray Gibbons Dem McClain
James Dyer Jr. Dem McCurtain
Charles Whitaker Dem McIntosh
Jess Pullen Dem Murray
Wesley E. Disney Dem Muskogee
Perry Miller Dem Muskogee
J. F. Strayhorn Dem Muskogee
H. E. Keim Rep Noble
George B. Schwabe Rep Nowata
T. W. Harman Rep Okfuskee
Thomas Gorman Dem Oklahoma
I. L. Harris Rep Oklahoma
John Jerkins Dem Oklahoma
W. W. Robertson Dem Oklahoma
Clarence Tylee Rep Okmulgee
L. A. Wismeyer Rep Osage
James Miller Rep Ottawa
W. S. Caldwell Rep Pawnee
Charles Platt Rep Payne
Charles Brice Dem Pittsburg
R. H. Matthews Rep Pittsburg
W. O. Pratt Dem Pittsburg
C. A. Knight Dem Pontotoc
W. S. Pendleton Dem Pottawatomie
Victor Locke Jr. Rep Pushmataha
Bessie McColgin Rep Roger Mills
Harry Jennings Rep Rogers
D. O. Jennings Rep Seminole
R. A. Balance Rep Sequoyah
James C. Nance Dem Stephens
H. R. King Dem Tillman
Bailey Bell Rep Tulsa
Remington Rogers Rep Tulsa
W. T. Drake Rep Wagoner
A. E. Craver Rep Washington
W. T. Graves Dem Washita
E. A. Herod Rep Woods
Jerry Coover Rep Woodward

References[]

  1. ^ a b A Century to Remember Archived September 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Okhouse.gov. (accessed June 20, 2013)
  2. ^ a b Hannemann, Carolyn G. Schwabe, George Blaine (1886-1952) Archived 2012-11-19 at the Wayback Machine, Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. (accessed April 29, 2013)
  3. ^ a b Pappas, Christine. McColgin, Amelia Elizabeth Simison (1875-1972, Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture] (accessed May 9, 2013)
  4. ^ Pappas, Christine. Looney, Lamar (1871-1935), Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (accessed May 9, 2013)
  5. ^ O'Dell, Larry. Robertson, James Brooks Ayers (1871-1938) Archived 2013-10-05 at the Wayback Machine, Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture Archived 2009-01-05 at the Wayback Machine (accessed May 11, 2013)
  6. ^ a b Oklahoma Almanac, 2005, Oklahoma Department of Libraries (accessed July 1, 2013)
  7. ^ Historic Members Archived 2013-06-22 at WebCite, Okhouse.gov (accessed June 21, 2013)

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