Home > research > Oklahoma Resources >  Governors

Oklahoma Governors

Territorial Governors

Governor Party Hometown Dates Served First Lady
George W. Steele R Marion, Indiana 1890-1891 Marietta Swayzee Steele
Robert Martin R Guthrie November 1891 - February 1892 Ada Gilmore Martin
Abraham J. Seay R Kingfisher February 1892 - May 1893 (unmarried)
William C. Renfrow D Norman May 1893 - May 1897 Jennie York Renfrow
Cassius M. Barnes R Guthrie April 1897 - May 1901 Mary Bartlett Barnes
William M. Jenkins R Kay Co. May 1901 - November 1901 Delphinia White Jenkins
William C. Grimes R Kingfisher November - December 1901 Mary Cleaver Grimes
Thompson B. Ferguson R Watonga December 1901 - January 1906 Eva Shartel Ferguson
Frank Frantz R Enid January 1906 - November 1907 Matilda Evans Frantz

Governors Since Statehood

Governor Party Hometown Dates Served First Lady/Gentleman
Charles N. Haskell D Muskogee November 1907 - January 1911 Lillian Gallup Haskell
Lee Cruce D Ardmore January 1911 - January 1915 (widowed)
Robert L. Williams D Durant January 1915 - January 1919 (unmarried)
James B. A. Robertson D Chandler January 1919 - January 1923 Isabelle Butler Robertson
John C. Walton D Oklahoma City January - November 1923 Madeleine Orrick Walton
Martin E. Trapp D Oklahoma City November 1923 - January 1927 Lula C. Strang Trapp
Henry S. Johnston D Perry January 1927 - March 1929 Ethel Littleton Johnston
William J. Holloway D Hugo March 1929 - January 1931 Amy Arnold Holloway
William H. Murray D Tishomingo January 1931 - January 1935 Mary Alice Hearrell Murray
E. W. Marland D Ponca City January 1935 - January 1939 Lydie Roberts Marland
Leon C. Phillips D Okemah January 1939 - January 1943 Myrtle Ellenberger Phillips
Robert S. Kerr D Ada January 1943 - January 1947 Grayce Breene Kerr
Roy J. Turner D Oklahoma City January 1947 - January 1951 Jessica Grimm Turner
Johnston Murray D Tishomingo January 1951 - January 1955 Willie Emerson Murray
Raymond Gary D Madill January 1955 - January 1959 Emma Mae Purser Gary
J. Howard Edmondson D Muskogee January 1959 - January 1963 Jeannette Edmondson
George P. Nigh

D

McAlester January 6, 1963 - January 14, 1963 Donna Skinner Nigh
Henry L. Bellmon R Billings January 1963 - January 1967 Shirley Osborn Bellmon
Dewey F. Bartlett R Tulsa January 1967 - January 1971 Ann Smith Bartlett
David C. Hall D Oklahoma City January 1971 - January 1975 Jo Evans Hall
David L. Boren D Seminole January 1975 - January 1979 Janna Lou Little Boren and Molly Shi Boren
George P. Nigh D McAlester January 1979 - January 1987 Donna Skinner Nigh
Henry L. Bellmon R Billings January 1987 - January 1991 Shirley Osborn Bellmon
David Walters D Canute January 1991 - January 1995 Rhonda Walters
Frank A. Keating R Tulsa January 1995 - January 2003 Cathy Keating
Brad Henry D Shawnee January 2003 - January 2011 Kim Henry
Mary Fallin R Tecumseh January 2011 - present Wade Christensen