37th President Pro Tempore
to enlarge |Artist: Mike
Sponsor: Senate Members
of 47th Legislature
Size: 30" x 36"
Type: Oil on Canvas
Location: Senate Chamber
A native of northeastern Oklahoma,
Stratton Taylor was the only student in his 17-member Alluwe
high school class to graduate from college. He earned a
bachelors degree and a law degree from the University of
Tulsa, working his way through school by sacking groceries
During his undergraduate senior
year, the 22 year old Taylor entered politics, winning
a seat in the State House of Representatives. Four years
later he advanced to the State Senate. In unanimous, bipartisan
votes in 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2001, he was elected Senate
President Pro Tempore, the upper chamber's highest position.
Taylor is married to former state representative Carolyn
Thompson. They reside in Claremore with their two children.
He is the founding member of the law firm Taylor, Burrage,
Singhal, Mallett and Downs.
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