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16th Oklahoma Legislature

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President of the Senate:  James E. Berry (D)
Speaker of the House:  J. T. Daniel (D)
President Pro Tem of the Senate:  Allen G. Nichols (D)
16th Oklahoma Legislature
Composition:  Senate 44      0      House 114      3

The Sixteenth 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 November 24, 1936, to May 11, 1937, during the term of Governor E.W. Marland.

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The Democratic Party dominated both chambers. There were no Republican state senators in 1937 and only three state representatives. As Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, James E. Berry served as the President of the Senate. Allen G. Nichols served as President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate and J. T. Daniel served as the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Dates of session

  • Special session: November 24, 1936-January 4, 1937
  • Regular session: January 4-May 11, 1937
  • Previous: 15th Legislature • Next: 17th Legislature

    Senate

    There were no Republicans in the state senate in 1937. As Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma, James E. Berry served as the President of the Senate, giving him a tie-breaking vote and the authority to serve as the presiding officer. Allen G. Nichols served as President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, the chamber's chief leader and organizer.

    House of Representatives

    The Oklahoma Democratic Party held 114 of the 117 seats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 1937, allowing them to select the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. J. T. Daniel of Waurika, Oklahoma, was elected by his fellow state representatives to serve as Speaker and J. Kenneth Hogue of Carnegie, Oklahoma, was elected to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore. James C. Nance of Purcell, Oklahoma, served as Majority Floor Leader.

    Senate

  • Table based on state almanac.
  • House of Representatives

  • Table based on government database.
  • References

    16th Oklahoma Legislature Wikipedia


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