About

   
   
   
   
   

Capital: Oklahoma City

State Nickname: Sooner State

State Bird: Scissortail Flycatcher

State Flower: Mistletoe

Admitted to the Union: November 16, 1907

Governors

November 16, 1907 to January 9, 1911:

Charles N. Haskell

January 9, 1911 to January 11, 1915:

Lee Cruce

January 11, 1915 to January 3, 1919:

Robert L. Williams

January 13, 1919 to January 8, 1923:

James B. A. Robertson

January 8, 1923 to November 19, 1923:

John C. Walton*

* Removed from office

November 19, 1923 to January 10, 1927:

Martin E. Trapp

January 10, 1927 to March 20, 1929:

Henry S. Johnston*

* Removed from office

March 20, 1929 to January 12, 1931:

William J. Holloway

January 12, 1931 to January 14, 1935:

William H. Murray

January 14, 1935 to January 9, 1939:

Ernest W. Marland

January 9, 1939 to January 11, 1943:

Leon C. Phillips

January 11, 1943 to January 13, 1947:

Robert S. Kerr

January 13, 1947 to January 8, 1951:

Roy J. Turner

January 8, 1951 to January 10, 1955:

Johnston Murray

January 10, 1955 to January 12, 1959:

Raymond D. Gary

January 12, 1959 to January 6, 1963:

J. Howard Edmondson*

* Resigned from office

January 14, 1963 to January 9, 1967:

Henry L. Bellmon

January 9, 1967 to January 11, 1971:

Dewey F. Bartlett

January 11, 1971 to January 13, 1975:

David Hall

January 13, 1975 to January 3, 1979:

David L. Boren

January 3, 1979 to January 12, 1987:

George Nigh

January 12, 1987 to January 14, 1991:

Henry L. Bellmon

January 14, 1991 to January 9, 1995:

David Walters

January 9, 1995 to January 13, 2003:

Frank Keating

January 13, 2003 –

Brad Henry

 
Senators - Class II

December 11, 1907 – March 3, 1925

Robert Latham Owen

March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1931

William Bliss Pine

March 4, 1931 – January 3, 1937

Thomas Gore

January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943

Joshua Bryan Lee

January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949

Edward Hall Moore

January 3, 1949 – January 1, 1963

Robert S. Kerr * Died in office

January 7, 1963 – November 3, 1964

James Howard Edmondson

November 3, 1964 – January 3, 1973

Fred Roy Harris

January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979

Dewey Follett Bartlett

January 3, 1979 – November 15, 1994

David Lyle Boren

 
Senators - Class III

December 11, 1907 – March 3, 1921

Thomas Gore

March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1927

John William Harreld

March 4, 1927 – January 3, 1951

Elmer Thomas

January 3, 1951 – January 3, 1969

Almer Stillwell Monroney

January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1981

Henry Bellmon

January 5, 198 – January 3, 2005

Don Nickles

January 3, 2005 –

Tom Coburn

 
State Song
Oklahoma

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers

Brand new state! Brand new state, gonna treat you great!
Gonna give you barley, carrots and pertaters,
Pasture fer the cattle, Spinach and Temayters!
Flowers on the prarie where the June bugs zoom,
Plen'y of air and plen'y of room,
Plen'y of room to swing a rope!
Plen'y of heart and plen'y of hope.

Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain,
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, ev'ry night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk makin' lazy circles in the sky.
We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say--Yeeow! A-yip-i-o-ee ay!
We're only sayin' You're doin' fine, Oklahoma! Oklahoma--O.K.


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State Population

1910: 1,657,155

1920: 2,028,283

1930: 2,396,040

1940: 2,336,434

1950: 2,233,351

1960: 2,328,284

1970: 2,559,463

1980: 3,025,290

1990: 3,145,585

2000: 3,450,654


State Capitol Building 1927
 

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