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William Judson Holloway - Rose Hill Burial Park - OKC, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 32.004 W 097° 32.117
14S E 632789 N 3933184
Quick Description: Final resting place of Oklahoma's eighth governor
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2012 6:59:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMERJN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 4

Long Description:
The final resting place of Oklahoma's eighth governor (William Judson Holloway) is at the far northeast corner of Rose Hill Burial Park, at the west side of section 13. It is a very large monument with several flat headstones of family members placed in front of it.

(text on upright marker)

The Family Of
William J Holloway
Eighth Governor of Oklahoma

(text on flat headstone)

William J. Holloway (signature)
1888 - 1970
(source: wikipedia) William J. Holloway was born and raised in Arkansas, earning first a degree in education in Arkansas followed by more education in Chicago. After moving his family to Hugo, OK (southeast corner of the state), he became a high school principal, left to earn a law degree, then returned to Hugo to practice law. It was at this point that William's career in politics began. He won an election to become the county attorney for Choctaw County, served in the Oklahoma Senate, and won the election for Lt. Governor when that position was vacated by Martin Trapp who became Governor when John C. Walton was removed from office. Holloway became the Governor of Oklahoma when Governor Johnston was impeached from office. This made Holloway the second Lt. Governor in Oklahoma history to become Governor following impeachment. During his service as Governor, Holloway implemented a 45 mph speed limit, changed the state election laws (instituting the runoff primary), and led Oklahomans thru a Depression. After serving in politics Holloway practiced law in OKC until his death in 1970.

Date of birth: 12/15/1888

Date of death: 1/27/1970

Area of notoriety: Politics

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Dawn to Dusk

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

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