A History of the State of Oklahoma Volume 2

A History of the State of Oklahoma Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... Frye and three months of schooling furnished him with his sole book learh1rig; until-aftef he had passed his twentieth year. In spite of this scant learning 'he-was.fleeted clerk of the Sequoyah district and.served i1i, th'&t Rapacity for three terms of two years each. This position gave-Kim a1r opportunity for study, and he not only became proficient in the legal forms of the court, but read law and was admitted to the Cherokee bar. In 1883 he was elected to the Cherokee senate, served two years; was president of the board of education in 1885-7; and in 1892 was reelected to the senate. During the years of his official tenure Mr. Frye practiced his profession and also superintended his farming interests about the village of Sallisaw. At the platting of that town in the late seventies he had been the first to build upon its site, moving thither with his young bride. Sallisaw has continued his residence, he has labored for its growth and taken pride in its advancement, having greatly contributed to both through his membership in the city council and the board of education and by his well considered activities as a private citizen. As a representative Cherokee citizen he was sent to the constitutional convention, but being a Republican was in the decided minority and his vote and voice had therefore little weight in the actual formation of the present organic law of Oklahoma. One of the resolutions which he introduced created considerable merriment (and perhaps some embarrassment), it being to the effect that no member of the convention should be eligible to election to any state office-for two years from the adjournment of the convention. Mr. Frye was appointed postmaster of Sallisaw on May 7, 1897, and served continuously for nine years, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594126
  • 9781236594129