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Governor William J. Holloway

Term—1929 to 1931

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Descriptive Summary

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Creator: Office of Governor
Repository: Oklahoma State Archives
200 Northeast 18th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 522-3579
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Arrangement and Description

Record Group: 8-H

William Judson Holloway, Democrat. Served from 1929 to 1931. He succeeded Gov. Johnston in office and completed the term. He was a native of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, born December 15, 1888. After graduation from Quachita College in 1910, he attended the University of Chicago for a time. While he was living in Hugo and working as a high school principal he began to read law. He later completed his course at Cumberland University and was admitted to the practice of law at Hugo. He was elected county attorney in 1916; was a State Senator from 1920 to 1926, serving as President Pro Tempore. In 1926, he was elected Lieutenant Governor and advanced to the Governor's office upon the impeachment and removal of Gov. Johnston. He practiced law in Oklahoma City until his death January 28, 1970, and is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

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State of State Addresses: 19291931

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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