The Independent Volume 63

The Independent Volume 63

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...Pittman, now also a distinguished citizen of Oklahoma, who studied aloud at all times, so that his blind companion could thus follow the daily tasks. Two years later, in June, 1892, when the blind youth had barely attained his majority, he was graduated from the law department of the Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn. ROBERT L. OWEN (ONE-EIGHTH CHEROKEE INDIAN). Whose election to the United States Senate is assured because of the large Democratic majority in the Oklahoma Legislature. banker and a wealthy attorney were his opponents. Gore is a poor man, and thus could not command the advertising columns of the press of the new State. His ready wit, his iron memory and his remarkable eloquence were matched against their wealth and the assistance their wealth could command. Gore stumped the State. His opponents soon found that he was amply able to defend his record. Because of his retentive memory he can call by name more men in Oklahoma than any other two politicians of the State. He distinguishes CHARLES CARTER, OF ARDMORE, INDIAN TERRITORY. Congressman-elect from the Fourth Oklahoma District. Mr. Carter is one-fourth Chickasaw Indian and also has some Cherokee Indian blood. He is a farmer and stockman. Democrat. personalities by the voice more readily than most men do by sight. So Senator Gore was successful, not because of any sympathy, but because the plain, practical people of Oklahoma were convinced that he would be of more use to them in the national Senate than any other aspirant for the office. The Senator's election is practically assured, for his party is largely in the majority in the Oklahoma Legislature. The second elected Senator is Robert L. Owen, who is one-eighth Cherokee Indian. He was educated at Washington and Lee...
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  • 189 x 246 x 51mm | 1,787g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236801865
  • 9781236801869