Henry S. Johnston
1st President Pro Tempore
to enlarge |Artist: Mike
Sponsor: Sen. Robert Milacek
Size: 30" x 36"
Type: Oil on Canvas
Location: Senate Chamber
Henry S. Johnston was born December
30, 1867, near Evansville, Indiana. He migrated to Colorado
at the age of twenty-four, where he studied law and was
admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1891. Later he came to
Perry, Oklahoma Territory, to practice.
He was a member, and temporary
presiding officer, of the Constitutional Convention in
1906. He was elected to the Senate in 1907 and was selected
as President Pro Tempore for the first session of the Oklahoma
legislature. He was elected Governor, took office January
10, 1927, and was impeached on March 20, 1929. Johnston
once again was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate in
1932 and served four more years. He continued to maintain
a law practice in his beloved home town of Perry in Noble
County, until his death on January 7, 1965.
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