3rd Oklahoma Legislature

The Third 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 the Levy Building in Oklahoma City, beginning with a special session from November 28 to December 16, 1910, during the end of Governor Charles Haskell's term and ending with a regular session from January 3 to March 11, 1911, during the first year of the term of Governor Lee Cruce.[1] The Democratic Party, which already held the majority of seats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, further increased the number of seats they held after the 1910 election.

3rd Oklahoma Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Leadership
Composition:
Senate
31   13  
House
83   26  

Lieutenant Governor J. J. McAlester served as the President of the Senate and Elmer Thomas served as the President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate. W. B. Anthony served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives during the special session in 1910, while William A. Durant took over during the regular session in 1911.

Dates of sessionsEdit

  • Special session: November 28, 2010 – December 16, 1910
  • Regular session: January 3-March 11, 1911

Previous: 2nd Legislature • Next: 4th Legislature

Party compositionEdit

SenateEdit

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican
31 13 44
Voting share 70.5% 29.5%

House of RepresentativesEdit

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican
83 26 109
Voting share 76.1% 23.9%

LeadershipEdit

SenateEdit

Lieutenant Governor J. J. McAlester served as the President of the Senate, which gave him a tie-breaking vote and allowed him to serve as a presiding officer. Elmer Thomas was elected by state senators to serve as the President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, the primary presiding officer of the Oklahoma Senate.[2]

HouseEdit

The Democratic caucus held the majority of seats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. W.B. Anthony, of Marlow, served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives during the special session in 1910, and William A. Durant served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives during the regular session in 1911.[1]

MembersEdit

SenateEdit

 
President Pro Tem Elmer Thomas would go on to serve as a United States Senator.
District Name Party
Lt-Gov J. J. McAlester Dem
1 J. H. Langston Rep
2 E. L. Mitchell Dem
2 R. E. Echols Dem
3 William Briggs Rep
4 Henry J. Denton Dem
5 Guy Horton Dem
6 J. J. Williams Dem
6 George Coffey Dem
7 J. W. McCully Rep
8 P.J. Goulding Dem
9 William Dutton Rep
9 E. B. Chapman Rep
10 J. Q. Newell Dem
11 Joseph Jones Rep
12 Ben Berkey Rep
13 Michael Eggerman Dem
13 William Tilghman Dem
14 Tom McMechan Dem
14 Frank Colville Rep
15 George Barefoot Dem
15 Joe Smith Dem
16 Emory Brownlee Dem
17 F. W. Anderson Dem
17 Elmer Thomas Dem
18 C. B. Kendrick Dem
18 Harry K. Allen Dem
19 J. B. Thompson Dem
19 Robert Wynne Dem
20 Jesse Hatchett Dem
20 T. F. Memminger Dem
21 Edwin Sorrels Dem
22 Frank Warren Rep
23 Reuben Roddie Dem
24 W. P. Stewart Dem
25 William Redwine Rep
26 William Franklin Dem
27 Sid Garrett Dem
27 Harry B. Beeler Rep
28 J. H. Cloonan Rep
29 E. C. Harlan Dem
30 Elias Landrum Dem
31 A. F. Vandeventer Dem
32 R. T. Potter Rep
33 Gid Graham Dem
  • Table based on 2005 Oklahoma Almanac.[2]

House of RepresentativesEdit

Name Party County
George W. Smith Dem Adair
G. N. Kneeland Rep Alfalfa
A. J. Rentfrow Rep Alfalfa, Grant
J. W. Clark Dem Atoka
William A. Durant Dem Atoka, Bryan
A. W. Tooley Rep Beaver
George W. Lewis Dem Beckham
George Jamison Rep Blaine
J. H. Baldwin Dem Bryan
William F. Semple Dem Bryan
H. M. Christian Dem Caddo
G. M. Fuller Dem Caddo
Dan W. Perry Dem Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland
U. S. Brown Rep Canadian
J. B. Champion Dem Carter
U. T. Rexroat Dem Carter
Houston B. Teehee Dem Cherokee
M. L. Webb Dem Choctaw
O. Marshall Dem Cimarron
Oliver Aiken Dem Cleveland
George T. Searcy Dem Coal
John M. Moore Dem Coal, Johnston
Roy J. Williams Dem Comanche
J. W. Leftwich Dem Comanche, Stephens
Peter Coyne Dem Craig
W. L. Jeffords Dem Craig, Rogers
S. J. Smith Rep Creek
W. V. Pryor Dem Creek, Tulsa
J. M. Thrash Dem Custer
George W. Cornell Dem Custer, Washita
O. W. Killam Dem Delaware
H. O. Devereaux Rep Dewey
Flavius Rose Rep Ellis
J. B. Campbell Rep Garfield
Joseph M. Porter Rep Garfield
Eugene Watrous Rep Garfield, Kingfisher
O. W. Patchell Dem Garvin
William Tabor Dem Garvin
E. W. Frey Dem Grady
R. L. Glover Dem Grady
W. T. Clark Rep Grant
K. C. Cox Dem Greer
C. H. Madden Dem Harmon
Henry L. Vogle Rep Harper
H. H. Edwards Dem Haskell
Jasper Cullop Dem Haskell, Muskogee
Eugene Kerr Dem Haskell, Muskogee
N. J. Johnson Dem Hughes
William A. Hammond Dem Hughes, Pittsburg
S. G. Ashby Dem Jackson
Cham Jones Dem Jefferson
W. J. Milburn Dem Johnston
W. H. Clarke Rep Kay
T. O Williams Dem Kay
George L. King Rep Kingfisher
O. J. Logan Dem Kiowa
W. H. New Dem Latimer
Charles W. Broome Dem LeFlore
S. J. Folsom Dem LeFlore, Sequoyah
C. R. Blackburn Rep Lincoln
John B. Charles Rep Lincoln
J. H. Maxey Jr. Dem Lincoln, Pottawatomie
O. B. Acton Rep Logan
G. E. Clayton Dem Logan
John S. Shearer Rep Logan
W. H. Brooks Dem Love
S. S. Davison Rep Major
J. W. McDuffee Dem Marshall
R. W. Lindsey Rep Mayes
E. L. Green Dem McClain
James R. Knight Dem McCurtain
J. W. Steen Dem McIntosh
Charles B. Emanuel Dem Murray
W. C. Jackson Dem Muskogee
W. P Miller Dem Muskogee
E. T. Testerman Rep Noble
C. L. Miller Dem Nowata
J. J. Roland Dem Okfuskee
Hubert Bolen Dem Oklahoma
C. H. DeFord Rep Oklahoma
R. L. Peebly Dem Oklahoma
John H. Wright Dem Oklahoma
J. M. Lenox Dem Okmulgee
Charles B. Peters Dem Osage
James K. Moore Dem Ottawa
Ross Brubaker Dem Pawnee
Ed Clark Rep Pawnee, Payne
T. H. Stockton Rep Payne
Henry M. McElhaney Dem Pittsburg
S. F. Whitman Dem Pittsburg
John P. Crawford Dem Pontotoc
J. S. Barham Dem Pontotoc, Seminole
C. F. Barrett Dem Pottawatomie
William S. Carson Dem Pottawatomie
B. F. Nesbitt Dem Pottawatomie
H S P Ashby Dem Pushmataha
Perry Madden Dem Roger Mills
Joe Chambers Dem Rogers
E. E. Jayne Dem Seminole
J. W. Breedlove Dem Sequoyah
W. B. Anthony Dem Stephens
J. V. McClintic Dem Swanson
T. O. James Dem Texas
Walter L. Coughlin Dem Tillman
J. I. Gillespie Dem Tulsa
John S. Moss Dem Wagoner
Lon Fisher Dem Washington
Eckles Harris Dem Washita
D. S. Woodson Dem Woods
E. G. Vosburgh Rep Woodward
  • Table based on government database.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b A Century to Remember Archived September 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Okhouse.gov. (accessed June 20, 2013)
  2. ^ a b Oklahoma Almanac, 2005, Oklahoma Department of Libraries (accessed July 1, 2013)
  3. ^ Historic Members Archived 2013-07-11 at the Wayback Machine, Okhouse.gov (accessed June 21, 2013)

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