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13th Oklahoma Legislature

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President Pro Tem of the Senate:  W. G. Stigler (D)
Speaker of the House:  Carlton Weaver (D)
13th Oklahoma Legislature
Composition:  Senate 32      12      House 87      10

The Thirteenth Oklahoma Legislature was a meeting of the legislative branch of the government of Oklahoma, composed of the Oklahoma Senate and the Oklahoma House of Representatives. The state legislature met in Oklahoma City, in regular session from January 6 to April 11, 1931, during the term of Governor William H. Murray. Murray, a former House speaker, helped Wilburton editor Carlton Weaver become Speaker; both were members of the constitutional convention. Despite his political maneuvering, the governor found opposition to many of his proposals. The session marked the first instance that redistricting was done outside of constitutional requirements.


Dates of sessions

  • Regular session: January 6-April 11, 1931
  • Previous: 12th Legislature • Next: 14th Legislature

    Major legislation

  • Taxes - House Bill 1 created the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
  • Leadership

    With the governor's help, Wilburton editor and one of the youngest members of Oklahoma's constitutional convention Carlton Weaver was elected Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. House Majority Floor Leader J.T. Daniel was resistant to some of the governor's proposals. W.G. Stigler served as President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate.


  • Table based on state almanac and list of all senators.
  • House of Representatives

  • Table based on government database.
  • References

    13th Oklahoma Legislature Wikipedia

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