Roy Joseph Turner

Roy Joseph Turner

Birth
Lincoln County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 11 Jun 1973 (aged 78)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 26796158 · View Source
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Oklahoma Governor. His early careers included real estate, cattle ranching, and education. On November 5, 1946, he was elected Governor of Oklahoma as a Democrat. During his administration, the State Highway Department and the State Planning and Resources Board were reorganized, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority was established, a Board of Regents for State Colleges was created, and segregation in higher education was ended in the state. His efforts to reform public education and to create a merit system for state employees were not successful. Upon leaving office, he returned to his cattle and oil interests.

Bio by: Thomas Fisher


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  • Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
  • Added: 13 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26796158
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roy Joseph Turner (6 Nov 1894–11 Jun 1973), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26796158, citing Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .