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8th Oklahoma Legislature

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President of the Senate:  Martin Trapp (D)
Speaker of the House:  George B. Schwabe (R)
President Pro Tem of the Senate:  T. C. Simpson (D)
8th Oklahoma Legislature
Composition:  Senate 27      17      House 73      36

The Eighth 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 4 to April 2, 1921, and in special session from April 25 to May 21, 1921, during the third year of the term of Governor James B.A. Robertson. It was the first time, Republicans took control of the Oklahoma House of Representatives. In 1920, Bessie McColgin, a Republican, became the first woman elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Lamar Looney, Oklahoma's first female state senator and a Democrat, was also elected in 1920.

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Impeachment charges were brought against Lieutenant Governor Martin E. Trapp in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, but not sustained by the state senate.

T. C. Simpson served as the President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate and Tom Waldrep served as the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Dates of sessions

  • Regular session: January 4-April 2, 1921
  • Special session: April 25-May 21, 1921
  • Previous: 7th Legislature • Next: 9th Legislature

    Major events

  • Republicans held the majority of seats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for the first time in state history, allowing them to select the chamber's leaders.
  • The first female state legislators in Oklahoma served in the 1921 session.
  • The Republican-dominated House brought impeachment charges against Lieutenant Governor Martin Trapp and narrowly failed to approve impeachment charges against both the state treasurer and Oklahoma Governor James Roberts. The Democratic-dominated Senate did not sustain the impeachment charges against Trapp.
  • Leadership

    T. C. Simpson of Thomas, Oklahoma, served as President pro tempore of the Oklahoma Senate in 1921. George B. Schwabe was Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

    Senate

  • Table based on state almanac.
  • House of Representatives

  • Table based on government database.
  • References

    8th Oklahoma Legislature Wikipedia


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