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Governor Martin E. Trapp

Term—1923 to 1927

photo of Gov. Trapp

Descriptive Summary

Size: 2 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-F

Martin Edwin Trapp, Democrat. Served from 1923 to 1927. Born April 18, 1877, in Robinson, Kansas, he was educated almost entirely by association and study with Mr. McDaniel, a neighbor. He served as Country Clerk of Logan County, 1905 to 1907; State Auditor, 1907 to 1911; Lieutenant Governor, 1915 to 1923. After the ouster of Gov. Walton, he served as Governor of the State from November 19, 1923, until January 10, 1927. Following this, he was a dealer in investment securities until his death July 26, 1951, Oklahoma City. He is buried in Fairlawn Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

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Research Topics: Boleshivism, Racial Issues, Higher Education, Proposed Legislation

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State of State Addresses: 192419251927

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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