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Thomson B. Ferguson (R) - 1901-06

Thomson B. Ferguson (R) - 1901-06 by Mike Wimmer
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Artist: Mike Wimmer
Sponsor: Public Service Co. of Oklahoma
Dedication: May 5, 2008
Size: 24” x 36”
Type: Oil on Canvas
Location: Governor’s Conference Room

Ferguson was born in 1857 in Iowa and spent his early years in Kansas where he was a teacher and a Methodist minister.  In 1889, he made the land run into Oklahoma and secure a claim near Oklahoma City.  He returned to Kansas and became an editor and author, but later returned to Watonga to establish a newspaper.  After serving as Governor, he returned to newspaper publishing until his death in 1921.

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