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James B. A. Robertson
Term—1919 to 1923
telegrams sent to Governor Robertson about Tulsa
||Letter regarding President Wilson's visit to
|Letter of January 1920 to Governor
J.B.A. Robertson from
Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the
National American Women's Suffrage Association
Size: 12 cubic feet
Creator: Office of Governor
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Arrangement and Description
Record Group: 8-D
James Brooks Ayers Robertson, Democrat. Served 1919 to 1923.
Born March 15, 1871, in Keokuk County, Iowa, and educated in
the public schools. In 1893, he moved to Oklahoma and was admitted
to the Oklahoma Bar in 1898. He held the following political
offices: Lincoln County Attorney, 1900 to 1902; Judge of the
Tenth Judicial District of Oklahoma, 1909 to 1910; Member of
the State Capitol Commission, 1911; Member of the Supreme Court
Commission, 1911 to 1914; Governor of Oklahoma, January 13, 1919,
to January 8, 1923; Democratic Presidential Elector-at-Large,
1932. He died at his home in Oklahma City, March 7, 1938. He
is buried in Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler.
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Research Topics: "Americanization," Tulsa Race Riot,
Socialism, Prohibition, Woman's Suffrage, World War I, League of
Related Websites: James
B.A. Robertson Biography • Oklahoma
Historical Society Biographical Information • Wikipedia
State of State Addresses: 1919 • 1921 • 1921
Extraordinary Session • 1923
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