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Leon C. Phillips

Leon C. PhillipsAKA Leon Chase Phillips

Born: 9-Dec-1890
Birthplace: Worth County, MO
Died: 27-Mar-1958
Location of death: Okemah, OK
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Hillcrest Cemetery, Weleetka, OK

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Oklahoma, 1939-43

Military service: US Army (WWI)

Father: Rufus Putnam Phillips
Mother: Bertha Bressler
Wife: Myrtle Ellenberger (m. 19-Jun-1916, div. 1951, one son, one daughter)
Son: Robert Rowe
Daughter: Lois Ann
Wife: Helen Conklin (m. 24-Apr-1953)

    High School: Southwestern Normal School
    University: Epworth University, Oklahoma City, OK
    Law School: LLB, University of Oklahoma Law School (1916)

    US Official Chairman, Interstate Oil Compact Commission (1940-42)
    Governor of Oklahoma (1939-43)
    Oklahoma State House of Representatives (1933-38)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Kiwanis Club
    Knights of Pythias
    Oklahoma Bar Association 1916
    Declared Martial Law Pryor, OK (27-Apr-1942)


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