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Martin E. Trapp

Martin E. TrappAKA Martin Edwin Trapp

Born: 18-Apr-1877
Birthplace: Robinson, KS
Died: 26-Jul-1951
Location of death: Oklahoma City, OK [1]
Cause of death: Complications of Surgery
Remains: Buried, Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of Oklahoma, 1923-27

Trapp's family entered the Oklahoma Territory during the land rush. Upon statehood, he was elected as the first State Auditor. Later as Lieutenant Governor, he assumed governorship after the impeachment and removal of John C. Walton. At the end of his term, because he was not actually elected to office, there was some legal controversy as to whether the state constitution permitted him to run for the governorship again. The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in Fitzpatrick vs. McAlister, ruled in the negative.


[1] St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK.

Father: Charles F. Trapp
Mother: Mary C. Capps
Wife: Lula C. Strang (m. 1907)
Son: Martin Edwin Trapp (b. 1915, d. 1987)

    University: Capital City Business College, Guthrie, OK

    Governor of Oklahoma (19-Nov-1923 to 10-Jan-1927)
    Lieutenant Governor of Oklahoma (1915-23)
    Oklahoma State Official State Auditor (1907-11)
    Oklahoma State Official County Clerk, Logan County, OK (1905-07)
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    Freemasonry
    Oddfellows


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