Jan Eric Cartwright - Rose Hill Burial Park - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Max and 99
N 35° 31.914 W 097° 32.393
14S E 632375 N 3933011
Quick Description: Oklahoma Attorney General; the Capital Branch Library is named in his honor
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2012 6:45:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMEDA5
The Capital Branch of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries is named in honor of Jan Eric Cartwright, as per a resolution passed April 23, 1986. Jan was an active member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives for three years, served as Oklahoma Corporation Commission for three years, and served as the Oklahoma State Attorney General from 1979-1983.
(source: Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries website)
One of most controversial opinions was that large corporations should pay property taxes to help support the school system. He was not always popular because of his beliefs, but he did earn the respect of his fellow politicians.
The final resting place of Jan Eric Cartwright is at the center of Rose Hill Burial Park, at the far southeast corner of section 15. Tall trees and beautiful landscaping is at the back of Jan's grave marker.
Text on headstone:
Jan Eric Cartwright
1938 - 1986
Attorney General of Oklahoma
Jan Eric Cartwright was an Oklahoma Attorney General who took strong stands on topics despite a lack of support from his fellow politicians. Her served in the House of Representatives as well as Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Date of birth: 1/1/1938
Date of death: 2/21/1986
Area of notoriety: Politics
Marker Type: Headstone
Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Dawn to Dusk
Fee required?: No
Web site: [Web Link]
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