Charles Nathaniel Haskell

Charles Nathaniel Haskell

Birth
West Leipsic, Putnam County, Ohio, USA
Death 5 Jul 1933 (aged 73)
Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 6301283 · View Source
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Oklahoma Governor. Having no academic training, he became a teacher at age 18, taught school for three years in Putnam County, Ohio, studied law, was admitted to bar in 1880 and practiced law in Ottawa, Ohio. He moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma, in 1901, where he organized and built a successful railroad business. He also organized the Territorial Trust and Banking Company and purchased the New State Tribune newspaper. He was elected to the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention, in 1906 and when Congress approved the unification of the Indian and Oklahoma Territories, he was elected as a Democrat the first Governor of Oklahoma, serving (1907-11). While in office, he oversaw the organization of Oklahoma's state institutions, signed legislation establishing a labor code, a bank guaranty law and a graduated income tax. After leaving office, he, he resumed his previous business interests and engaged in the oil business, until his death from pneumonia.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 31 Mar 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6301283
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Nathaniel Haskell (13 Mar 1860–5 Jul 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6301283, citing Greenhill Cemetery, Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .