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Governor Dewey F. Bartlett

Term—1967 to 1971

photo of Gov. Barlett

Citizen's letter pleading for Governor Bartlett to "take a stand for our boys" during Vietnam War, 1970
click here to see pdf of letter to Governor Bartlett about Vietnam

Descriptive Summary

Size: 55 cubic feet
Creator: Office of Governor
Repository: Oklahoma State Archives
200 Northeast 18th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 522-3579
Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F

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Arrangement and Description

Record Group: 8-R

Dewey Follett Bartlett, Republican. Served from 1967 to 1971. The second Republican Governor of the State of Oklahoma, Bartlett was born in Mariett, Ohio, March 28, 1919. He attended Princeton University where he was granted a B.S.E. degree in Geological Engineering. Bartlett served in the Marine Corps during World War II as a combat dive bomber pilot. He received the Air Medal. He was a partner in Keener Oil Company, one of Oklahoma's oldest, small independent oil companies. He was first elected to the State Senate in 1962 and was re-elected in 1964. He served as Governor from January 9, 1967, to Januray 11, 1971, and was elected to the U.S. Senate November 7, 1972. He died March 1, 1979, and is buried in Tulsa.

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Research Topics: Vietnam War, Civil Rights, Protests, Interstate Oil Compact Commission, Oklahoma Industrial Development and Park Commission, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

Related Websites: Dewey F. Bartlett Collection at Carl Albert CenterBiographical Directory of the United States Congress

State of State Addresses: 1967196919701971

Agency History

The Governor of Oklahoma is the chief executive officer of the state and is elected for a four year term. Principal powers and responsibilities are outlined by the state constitution and by statute and include certain appointive powers, the veto or approval of bills passed by the Legislature, the granting of pardons and paroles, the summoning of special sessions of the legislature, and the calling out of the militia. Moreover, the Governor is directly responsible for the preparation of the state budget, serves as an ex officio member of several boards and commissions, receives reports from various state officers and agencies, and is charged with the duty of seeing that all laws are faithfully executed in the state.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of Item], [Box #], [Folder #], Record Group 8-R-[#], Governor's Office Records, Oklahoma State Archives, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City, OK.

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