12th Oklahoma Legislature

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12th Oklahoma Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
C.S. Storms (D)
Composition:
Senate
34      10     
House
56      47     

The Twelfth 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 8 to March 30, 1929, and in one special session.[1] State legislators successfully impeached Governor Henry S. Johnston during the legislative session.[2]

Dates of sessions[edit]

  • Regular session: January 8-March 30, 1929

Previous: 11th Legislature • Next: 13th Legislature

Major events[edit]

  • When the state legislature met in regular session in 1929, members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives presented 13 charges against Governor Henry S. Johnston.[2] On January 21, Johnston was suspended from office and Lieutenant Governor William J. Holloway became acting governor. Johnston’s impeachment trial began in February and ended in March with his impeachment on one charge.[2] Holloway then succeeded Johnston to become the eighth governor of Oklahoma.
  • Governor William J. Holloway called a special session on May 16, 1929. The state legislature adjourned on July 5, with the resolution of acquiring toll bridges along the border.[3]

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
56 47 103
Voting share 54.4% 45.6%
  • House of Representatives table.[1]

Leadership[edit]

C.S. Storms served as President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate in 1929.[4] James C. Nance served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[1]

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

District Name Party
1 W. H. Loofbourrow Dem
2 Alvin Moore Dem
2 E.M. Reed Dem
3 D. H. Powers Rep
4 H. D. Henry Dem
5 W. C. Austin Dem
6 Grover Thomas Dem
6 A.E. Darnell Dem
7 Ira Hill Rep
8 W.J. Otjen Rep
9 W. T. Clark Rep
10 Jo Ferguson Rep
11 Fletcher Johnson Dem
12 Amos Ewing Rep
13 Clarence Johnson Dem
13 George Peck Dem
14 John L. Rice Dem
14 W.C. Fidler Dem
15 Gordon Gray Dem
15 Harry Jolly Dem
16 W.P. Kimerer Rep
17 C. S. Storms Dem
17 Dave Boyer Dem
18 Jess Pullen Dem
18 U.T. Rexroat Dem
19 E. V. George Dem
19 Mac Q. Williamson Dem
20 John A. MacDonald Dem
20 J. N. Nesbitt Dem
21 J. B. Harper Dem
22 Tom Anglin Dem
23 Lester E. Smith Dem
24 Paul Stewart Dem
25 Guy Andrews Dem
26 W. O. Ray Dem
27 W. M. Gulager Dem
27 W.G. Stigler Dem
28 G. J. Patton Rep
29 R. L. Wheatley Dem
30 A. L. Commons Dem
31 C. H. Terwilleger Rep
32 T. T. Blakely Rep
33 Gid Graham Dem
34 A. C. Easter Dem
  • Table based on state almanac.[4]

House of Representatives[edit]

Speaker of the Oklahoma House James C. Nance
Name Party County
John Bunch Rep Adair
E.D. Immell Rep Alfalfa
Ferman Phillips Dem Atoka
R.O. Allen Dem Beaver, Harper
Frank Carmichael Dem Beckham
Elmer Kenison Rep Blaine
A.N. Leecraft Dem Bryan
J.B. Smith Dem Bryan
W.L. Mauk Dem Caddo
Herman Dittmer Rep Canadian
Earl Brown Dem Carter
Louis Fischl Dem Carter
Bruce Keenan Rep Cherokee
R.H. Stanley Dem Choctaw
D.A. Stovall Dem Choctaw
Clifford Ferguson Rep Cimarron, Texas
Richard Cloyd Dem Cleveland
Walter Jacobs Dem Coal
Owen Black Dem Comanche
James C. Nance Dem Cotton
Clay Roper Dem Craig
B.E. Drake Rep Creek
Grady Lewis Rep Creek
H.G. Matherly Rep Creek
E.E. Fry Rep Custer
James Butler Rep Delaware
Fred Langley Rep Dewey
Harry Dunning Rep Ellis
J.B. Campbell Rep Garfield
George Hutchinson Rep Garfield
W.B. Gibson Dem Garvin
Homer Paul Dem Garvin
George W. Thomas Rep Grady
C.E. Herschberger Rep Grant
Will C. Jones Dem Greer
S.W. Carmack Dem Harmon
Ben Belew Dem Haskell
Ralph Busey Dem Hughes
Lloyd Lowry Dem Jackson
J.T. Daniel Dem Jefferson
J.R. Cartwright Dem Johnston
Gilford Chappell Rep Kay
Robert B. McClintic Rep Kingfisher
Raymond Harvey Dem Kiowa
Claud Briggs Dem Latimer
James Babb Dem LeFlore
Burton Kidd Dem LeFlore
M.M. Watson Rep Lincoln
J.H. Farr Rep Logan
V.G. Houston Rep Logan
Woody Dixon Dem Love
Joe Sherman Rep Major
Babe Howard Dem Mayes
C.C. Hester Dem McClain
James Dyer Dem McCurtain
John Head Dem McCurtain
Joe Whitaker Dem McIntosh
Oscar Lowrance Dem Murray
Q.B. Boydstun Dem Muskogee
W.H. Harrower Dem Muskogee
Charles Moon Dem Muskogee
A. Duff Tillery Dem Noble
Eldon Sams Rep Nowata
W.N. Barry Dem Okfuskee
Elma Eylar Rep Oklahoma
Robert Graham Dem Oklahoma
William Hoover Rep Oklahoma
Jerry Marker Rep Oklahoma
Allen Street Dem Oklahoma
David Logan Dem Okmulgee
W.O. McAdoo Rep Okmulgee
Woodard Mitchell Rep Osage
A.S. Perryman Rep Osage
Ralph Chambers Dem Ottawa
R.W. Skinner Dem Ottawa
C.D. Webber Rep Pawnee
Frank Orner Rep Payne
B.H. Schlegel Rep Payne
Pres S. Lester Dem Pittsburg
D.L. Roe Dem Pittsburg
O.H. Whitt Dem Pittsburg
Otto Strickland Dem Pontotoc
Robert J. Wimbish Dem Pontotoc
J. Knox Bryum Dem Pottawatomie
George Noble Rep Pottawatomie
Clark Wasson Rep Pushmataha
W.R. Trent Rep Roger Mills
Tom Kight Dem Rogers
J.A. Patterson Rep Seminole
C.H. Orendorff Dem Sequoyah
Cham Jones Dem Stephens
H.R. King Dem Tillman
L.O. Maxwell Rep Tulsa
Horace Newberry Rep Tulsa
O.O. Owens Rep Tulsa
Charles Parker Rep Tulsa
Clyde Sears Rep Tulsa
D.A. Wilson Rep Tulsa
Bob Wagner Dem Wagoner
W.B. Allen Rep Washington
Ed Hines Dem Washita
E.W. Snoddy Rep Woods
Willis Odell Rep Woodward
  • Table based on government database.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c A Century to Remember Archived 2012-09-10 at the Wayback Machine., Okhouse.gov. (accessed June 20, 2013)
  2. ^ a b c Burke, Bob. JOHNSTON, HENRY SIMPSON (1867-1965) Archived 2013-07-05 at WebCite, Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture Archived 2010-05-31 at the Wayback Machine., Oklahoma State University. (accessed July 2, 2013). Archived 2013-07-05.
  3. ^ Biographical Note William Holloway, Oklahoma Department of Libraries. (accessed July 17, 2013)
  4. ^ a b 2005 Oklahoma Almanac, Oklahoma Department of Libraries (accessed July 1, 2013)
  5. ^ Historic Members, Okhouse.gov (accessed June 27, 2013). Archived 2013-06-29.

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