James Pinckney “Cowboy Pink” Williams

James Pinckney “Cowboy Pink” Williams

Birth
Newberry, Newberry County, South Carolina, USA
Death 1 Apr 1976 (aged 83)
Caddo, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 35235625 · View Source
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Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma from 1955 to 1959
Oklahoma State Treasurer from 1963 to 1967

Some have his birth name as Simeon Pinckney Williams

Name: Pink Williams
Birth: 9 Apr 1892
Death: Apr 1976 - Caddo, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States of America
Civil: Oklahoma

Name: Pink Williams
Home in 1920: Durant Ward 4, Bryan, Oklahoma
Age: 26 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Daisy
Father's Birth Place: South Carolina
Mother's Birth Place: South Carolina
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Pink Williams 26
Daisy Williams 24
Rosa D Williams 5
Buck Williams 3 7/12

James Pinckney Williams was born on April 9, 1892 in Newberry, South Carolina. James was in Oklahoma City in 1910 as a delivery driver, but moved back to Caddo in 1911. He married Daisy Lane in 1913 at Caddo. He then moved to Durant and opened up a furniture store. During 1922 they moved to Ardmore and opened up another business. He later returned back to Caddo. In the early 1950s a rancher in Caddo County, James Pinckney Williams, achieved a fair amount of notoriety after the U.S. Postal Service refused to mail pictures of him kicking Republican office holders on the grounds the photos were obscene. He subsequently legally changed his name to "Cowboy Pink" Williams and was elected Oklahoma's lieutenant governor in 1955 and served in that position until 1959. He subsequently was defeated in his bid for re-election by a young state legislator from McAlester, George Nigh, who brought a more professional and less colorful persona to that office. He then did a stint in the state Senate. In 1963 he was elcted as State Treasurer and served until 1967. He died on April 1, 1976 at Caddo, Oklahoma.


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  • Maintained by: Crystal
  • Originally Created by: Teresa Jarosek Elmore
  • Added: 27 Mar 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35235625
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Pinckney “Cowboy Pink” Williams (9 Apr 1892–1 Apr 1976), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35235625, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Crystal (contributor 46984814) .