15th Oklahoma Legislature

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15th Oklahoma Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
Claud Briggs (D)
Composition:
Senate
43      1     
House
112      7      1

The Fifteenth 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 from January 8 to April 30, 1935, during the term of Governor E.W. Marland.[1] Marland influenced the selection of Leon C. Phillips for Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Phillips had been an opponent of Governor William H. Murray's proposals.[1] Phillips also opposed many of Marland's proposals.[1]

Dates of session[edit]

  • Regular session: January 8-April 30, 1935

Previous: 14th Legislature • Next: 16th Legislature

Major events[edit]

  • Three state questions related to old age pensions were presented to voters in September 1935.[2] Only State Question 214, which authorized pensions, social security, and a welfare commission, were approved by voters.[2] The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled State Question 214 was illegal in February 1936.[2]
  • On July 7, 1936, State Question 225, which established a welfare program, and State Question 226, which created assistance for the aged, blind, crippled children, and dependent children, were approved by voters.[2]
  • In August 1936 the Oklahoma Department of Public Welfare was established, which administered the old age assistance program and other welfare programs.[2]

Party composition[edit]

Senate[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican
43 1 44
Voting share 97.7% 2.3%

House of Representatives[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Independent
112 7 1 120
Voting share 93.3% 5.8% 0.9%

Leadership[edit]

Senate[edit]

As Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, James E. Berry served as the President of the Senate, serving as the presiding officer in ceremonial instances. President Pro Tempore of the Oklahoma Senate Claud Briggs served as the member-elected leader of the state senate.

House of Representatives[edit]

The Oklahoma Democratic Party held 112 of the 120 seats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1935, allowing them to select the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.[1] Leon C. Phillips served in the role in 1935 and Merton Munson served as Speaker Pro Tempore.[1]

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

District Name Party
1 R. L. Howsley Dem
2 Nat Taylor Dem
2 H. C. Ivester Dem
3 Charles Albright Dem
4 S. W. Carmack Dem
5 C. R. Chamberlin Dem
6 Grover Thomas Dem
6 DeRoy Burns Dem
7 H. W. Wright Dem
8 George Hutchinson Rep
9 Charles Duffy Dem
10 Henry S. Johnston Dem
11 Ray C. Jones Dem
12 Louis Ritzhaupt Dem
13 Tom Waldrep Dem
13 Willard Sowards Dem
14 J. A. Rinehart Dem
14 W. C. Fidler Dem
15 Gerald Spencer Dem
15 John Pugh Dem
16 Bert Willis Dem
17 Knox Garvin Dem
17 Jim Nance Dem
18 Oscar Lowrance Dem
18 Louis Fischl Dem
19 E. V. George Dem
19 Homer Paul Dem
20 John A. MacDonald Dem
20 Ed King Dem
21 Claud Briggs Dem
22 Don Wilbanks Dem
23 Allen G. Nichols Dem
24 Paul Stewart Dem
25 E. P. Hill Dem
26 W. O. Ray Dem
27 Bower Broaddus Dem
27 Joe M. Whitaker Dem
28 W. A. Carlile Dem
29 Jack L. Rorschach Dem
30 A. L. Commons Dem
31 Henry C. Timmons Dem
32 David Logan Dem
33 Dennis Bushyhead Dem
34 H. M. Curnutt Dem
  • Table based on state almanac.[3]

House of Representatives[edit]

Leon C. Phillips, 1938
Name Party County
Howard Morton Rep Adair
Webster Wilder Rep Alfalfa
Rowe Cook Dem Atoka
Thomas Z. Wright Rep Beaver
R. W. Brewer Dem Beckham
Cecil Myers Dem Beckham
John Hankla Dem Blaine
Olen Campbell Dem Bryan
Sam Sullivan Dem Bryan
W. L. Mauk Dem Caddo
George H. Wingo Dem Caddo
Ellis Gregory Dem Canadian
Alvin Bruce Dem Carter
Arleigh Davis Dem Carter
Percy Wyly Dem Cherokee
Lucien Spear Dem Choctaw
Julius Cox Dem Cimarron
Ben Huey Dem Cleveland
Dale Brown Dem Coal
J. A. Johnson Dem Comanche
Merton Munson Dem Comanche
Bob Mooney Dem Cotton
Frank Bailey Dem Craig
Joe Brewster Dem Creek
Henry Clay King Dem Creek
Homer O'Dell Dem Creek
W. R. Dunn Dem Custer
L. V. Beaman Dem Delaware
Tupper Jones Dem Dewey
Bert Larason Dem Ellis
T. W. Eason Dem Garfield
F. B. O'Neill Rep Garfield
Harold Freeman Dem Garvin
Sam J. Goodwin Dem Garvin
J. D. Carmichael Dem Grady
David C. Roberts Dem Grady
J. W. McCollom Dem Grant
Marvin Byrom Dem Greer
Oscar Abernethy Dem Harmon
George Pauls Dem Harper
D. C. Cantrell Dem Haskell
O. S. Huser Dem Hughes
Burr Speck Dem Jackson
G. J. Williams Dem Jefferson
Clarence Rawls Dem Johnson
Walter M. Doggett Dem Kay
Ralph C. Haynes Dem Kay
Arthur Ulmark Dem Kingfisher
Ed Corson Dem Kiowa
H. O. Boggs Dem Latimer
Roy Coleman Dem LeFlore
B. J. Traw Dem LeFlore
Darwin Frayer Dem Lincoln
Lester Hoyt Dem Lincoln
Charles W. Allen Dem Logan
Virgil Stokes Dem Love
Luther Armstrong Independent Major
Don Welch Dem Marshall
D. E. Martin Dem Mayes
Louie Beck Dem McClain
Ira Rone Dem McCurtain
J. A. Standridge Dem McCurtain
Carl Twidwell Dem McIntosh
Ewing Sadler Dem Murray
Herbert Branan Dem Muskogee
F. N. Shoemake Dem Muskogee
Murrell Thornton Dem Muskogee
Thomas Munger Dem Noble
Penn Couch Dem Nowata
Leon C. Phillips Dem Okfuskee
Bryan Billings Dem Oklahoma
LaVerne Carleton Dem Oklahoma
William O. Coe Dem Oklahoma
Ben F. Ellis Dem Oklahoma
Murray Gibbons Dem Oklahoma
Chester A. Keyes Dem Oklahoma
C. W. Schwoerke Dem Oklahoma
W. A. Barnett Dem Okmulgee
Wilbur Morse Dem Okmulgee
W. J. Peterson Dem Okmulgee
Harry G. Hunt Dem Osage
Walter Johnson Dem Osage
William E. Poteet Dem Ottawa
R. W. Skinner Dem Ottawa
Emerson Phillips Rep Pawnee
George H. Davis Rep Payne
V. A. Doty Rep Payne
George H. Hunt Dem Pittsburg
W. B. McAlester Dem Pittsburg
O. H. Whitt Dem Pittsburg
Austin Deaton Dem Pontotoc
Aubrey Kerr Dem Pontotoc
Kenneth Abernathy Dem Pottawatomie
Leonard Carey Dem Pottawatomie
Ralph Spencer Dem Pottawatomie
R. W. Frazier Dem Pushmataha
T. J. Hogg Dem Roger Mills
W. P. Johnston Dem Rogers
Robert N. Chase Dem Seminole
V. L. Kiker Dem Seminole
Con Long Dem Seminole
Marvin Wooten Dem Seminole
J. A. Morrow Dem Sequoyah
Sandy Singleton Dem Stephens
Samuel G. Whitaker Dem Stephens
Vernon Howell Dem Texas
Monty C. Worthington Dem Tillman
Joe Chambers Dem Tulsa
Seth G. Eby Jr. Dem Tulsa
Glade Kirkpatrick Dem Tulsa
Ed Moffett Dem Tulsa
A. E. Montgomery Dem Tulsa
Edward P. O'Brien Dem Tulsa
L. M. Poe Dem Tulsa
Jean R. Reed Dem Wagoner
John M. Holliman Dem Washington
F. E. Raasch Dem Washita
J. Carl Wright Dem Washita
M. T. Pugh Dem Woods
Jesse E. Taylor Dem Woodward
  • Table based on government database.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e A Century to Remember Archived 2012-09-10 at the Wayback Machine., Oklahoma House of Representatives Archived 2013-06-22 at the Wayback Machine. (accessed June 28, 2013)
  2. ^ a b c d e Old Age Security Act, Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture Archived 2010-05-31 at the Wayback Machine.. (accessed July 17, 2013)
  3. ^ 2005 Oklahoma Almanac, Oklahoma Department of Libraries. (accessed July 1, 2013)
  4. ^ Historic Members Archived 2013-06-29 at WebCite, Okhouse.gov. (accessed July 9, 2013)

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