This Day in Oklahoma History

30 March

Governor Johnson Removed From Office

On this day Impeached Governor Henry S. Johnson was removed from office. Governor Johnson was caught up in "Democratic Wrath" when the Republican party took several state offices including seats in the Supreme Court, a near majority in the lower House and substantial gains in the Senate. When the legislature met for its regular session in January 1929 a combination of Republicans and insurgent Democrats set in motion a second impeachment effort. Thirteen charges were presented to the Senate, eleven of which were accepted. Governor Johnston was suspended from office on January 21. more...

Saturday, March 30, 1929

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