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William M. Jenkins (R) - 1901

William M. Jenkins (R) - 1901 by Timothy Tyler
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Artist: Timothy Tyler
Sponsor: Public Service Co. of Oklahoma
Dedication: May 5, 2008
Size: 24” x 36”
Type: Oil on Canvas
Location: Governor’s Conference Room

Jenkins was born in 1856 in Ohio and upon admission to the bar in 1893, moved to Arkansas City, Kansas to practice law.  He made the run into the Cherokee Outlet and homesteaded in Kay County.  He served as Secretary of the Territory from June 1897 and served as Governor from May 12, 1901 to November 30, 1901.  He moved to California but returned to live in Sapulpa until his death in 1941.

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