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5th Oklahoma Legislature

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President of the Senate:  Martin E. Trapp (D)
Speaker of the House:  A. A. McCrory (D)
President Pro Tem of the Senate:  E. L. Mitchell (D)
5th Oklahoma Legislature
Composition:  Senate 37      6      1 House 73      18      6

The Fifth 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 5 to March 23, 1915, and in special session from January 17 to February 22, 1916, during the first two years of the term of Governor Robert L. Williams. The legislature included six Socialists, who only served for a single term. The only bill sponsored by a Socialist that became Oklahoma law involved hunting. The 1916 special session was called after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Oklahoma's Jim Crow law.

Contents

Lieutenant Governor Martin E. Trapp served as the President of the Senate and E. L. Mitchell served as the President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate. A. A. McCrory served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Dates of sessions

  • Regular session: January 5-March 23, 1915
  • Special session: January 17-February 22, 1916
  • Previous: 4th Legislature • Next: 6th Legislature

    Senate

    Lieutenant Governor Martin E. Trapp served as the President of the Senate, which gave him a tie-breaking vote and allowed him to serve as a presiding officer. E. L. Mitchell was elected by state senators to serve as the President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate, the primary presiding officer of the Oklahoma Senate.

    House

    A. A. McCrory of Ringling, Oklahoma, served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and William A. Durant served as Speaker Pro Tempore.

    Senate

  • Table based on state almanac.
  • House of Representatives

  • Table based on government database.
  • References

    5th Oklahoma Legislature Wikipedia


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