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Henry S. Johnston
Term—1927 to 1929
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Arrangement and Description
Record Group: 8-G
Henry Simpson Johnston, Democrat. Served from January 1927 to
March 20, 1929, when he was impeached and convicted. Born December
30, 1867, near Evansville, Indiana, he migrated to Colorado at
the age of twenty-four where he studied law and was admitted
to the Colorado Bar in 1891. Later he came to Perry, Oklahoma,
to practice. He was member, and temporary presiding officer of
the Constitutional Convention in 1906. He was elected Governor
in 1926 and took office January 10, 1927. He was President Pro
Tempore of the first State Senate, and returned to the Senate
from 1933 to 1937. He maintained a law practice in his home town
of Perry until his death January 7, 1965. He is buried in Perry.
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State of State Addresses: 1927 • 1929
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