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  Cartwright, Wilburn
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NameWilburn Cartwright
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McAlester, Oklahoma , United States
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Born January 12, 1892
DiedMarch 14, 1979 (87 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
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InfoCARTWRIGHT, Wilburn, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a farm near Georgetown, Meigs County, Tenn., January 12, 1892; moved with his parents to the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, in 1903; attended the public schools at Wapanucka and Ada, Okla., and State Teachers College at Durant, Okla.; taught in the schools of Coal, Atoka, Bryan, and Pittsburg Counties, Okla., 1914-1926; member of the State house of representatives, 1914-1918; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1917 and commenced practice in McAlester, Okla.; served as a private in the Student Army Training Corps in 1917 and 1918; member of the State senate 1918-1922; was graduated from the law department of the University of Oklahoma at Norman in 1920; took postgraduate work at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; vocational adviser for disabled veterans at McAlester, Okla., in 1921 and 1922; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congress in 1922 and 1924; superintendent of schools at Krebs, Okla., 1922-1926; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1927-January 3, 1943); chairman, Committee on Roads (Seventy-third through Seventy-seventh Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942; served as a major in the United States Army, Allied Military Government, with service in Africa and Europe from 1943 until injured; returned to the United States as an instructor at Fort Custer, Mich., in 1945; employed with the Veterans’ Administration at Muskogee, Okla., in 1945 and 1946; elected secretary of state of Oklahoma for four-year term in 1946; elected State auditor for four-year term in 1950; elected State corporation commissioner for six-year term in 1954 and reelected in 1960 and 1966; was a resident of Oklahoma City, Okla. until his death there on March 14, 1979; interment in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Norman, Okla.


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RACES
  08/27/1974 OK US Senate- D Primary Lost 5.92% (-42.74%)
  08/25/1970 OK Governor - D Primary Lost 12.53% (-36.93%)
  11/08/1966 OK Corporation Commissioner Won 54.19% (+8.38%)
  05/22/1962 OK Lt. Governor - D Runoff Lost 36.99% (-26.02%)
  05/01/1962 OK Lt. Governor - D Primary Won 22.33% (+0.00%)
  11/08/1960 OK Corporation Commissioner Won 65.33% (+30.66%)
  07/26/1960 OK Corporation Commissioner - D Runoff Won 55.25% (+10.50%)
  07/05/1960 OK Corporation Commissioner - D Primary Won 40.72% (+21.20%)
  11/02/1954 OK Corporation Commissioner Won 63.52% (+27.04%)
  07/06/1954 OK Corporation Commissioner - D Primary Won 53.22% (+38.46%)
  11/07/1950 OK Auditor Won 61.80% (+23.60%)
  07/06/1948 OK US Senate - D Primary Lost 5.27% (-32.14%)
  11/05/1946 OK Secretary of State Won 56.88% (+13.75%)
  07/23/1946 OK Secretary of State - D Runoff Won 57.64% (+15.27%)
  07/02/1946 OK Secretary of State - D Primary Won 29.95% (+16.23%)
  07/11/1944 OK District 03 - D Primary Lost 39.80% (-16.23%)
  07/14/1942 OK District 03 - D Primary Lost 43.08% (-2.09%)
  11/05/1940 OK District 03 Won 79.02% (+58.04%)
  07/09/1940 OK District 3 - D Primary Won 59.99% (+40.94%)
  11/08/1938 OK District 03 Won 85.40% (+70.80%)
  07/12/1938 OK District 3 - D Primary Won 52.37% (+14.88%)
  11/03/1936 OK District 03 Won 79.88% (+59.77%)
  07/28/1936 OK District 3 - D Runoff Won 52.11% (+4.22%)
  07/07/1936 OK District 3 - D Primary Won 46.76% (+19.72%)
  11/06/1934 OK District 03 Won 76.92% (+55.26%)
  07/24/1934 OK District 3 - D Runoff Won 62.25% (+24.50%)
  07/03/1934 OK District 3 - D Primary Won 35.63% (+13.56%)
  11/08/1932 OK District 03 Won 85.25% (+70.50%)
  07/05/1932 OK District 3 - D Primary Won 53.63% (+31.65%)
  11/04/1930 OK District 03 Won 80.43% (+60.85%)
  07/29/1930 OK District 3 - D Primary Won 71.77% (+56.59%)
  11/06/1928 OK District 03 Won 64.07% (+28.67%)
  08/07/1928 OK District 3 - D Primary Won 82.69% (+70.18%)
  11/02/1926 OK District 03 Won 67.11% (+34.67%)
  08/03/1926 OK District 03 - D Primary Won 41.22% (+2.63%)
  08/05/1924 OK District 03 - D Primary Lost 31.24% (-12.98%)
  08/01/1922 OK District 03 - D Primary Lost 24.82% (-15.77%)
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