This Day in Oklahoma History


23 October

Governor Walton Impeached

On this day Governor John "Jack" C. Walton was suspended. Walton had placed Okmulgee County under martial law and Tulsa County likewise with the additional penalty of suspension of habeas corpus; the latter step forbade by state constitution. When an Oklahoma City grand jury prepared to investigate the governor's office, Walton put the entire state under martial law on September 15, 1923 with "absolute martial law" applicable to the capital. Impeachment demands were rampant. more...

Tuesday, October 23, 1923

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