New PDF release: Alfalfa Bill Murray

By Jr., Keith L. Bryant

ISBN-10: 0806152826

ISBN-13: 9780806152820

William H. (Alfalfa invoice) Murray is crucial determine within the political historical past of Oklahoma. No different person contributed so vastly to the formation of its political institutions—and there has been by no means a extra colourful or arguable personality at the state’s political scene. Flamboyant, unpredictable, and obdurate, Alfalfa invoice turned a legend.

President of the Oklahoma Constitutional conference, speaker of the 1st condo of Representatives, two-term congressman, and governor of Oklahoma, the Texas-born Murray made an indelible mark on his followed kingdom. yet he additionally made enemies. through the fight for statehood he waged a difficult conflict over the structure, taking over President Theodore Roosevelt and Secretary of struggle William Howard Taft.

As Oklahoma governor, Murray challenged the oil undefined, newspaper pursuits, and the country of Texas. To implement his courses, he depended on the nationwide protect. whereas governor, Murray referred to as out the safeguard forty-seven occasions for tasks starting from policing price tag revenues at college of Oklahoma soccer video games, to patrolling oil fields, to guarding the pink River Bridge through the notorious Bridge struggle with Texas.

In 1932 he ran for the Democratic nomination for president, and his status unfold around the state. whilst candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt provided a software for nationwide restoration, Murray countered with “Bread, Butter, Bacon, and Beans.”

In describing Murray’s pissed off efforts to maintain the rural American of the 19th century, Bryant has written a perceptive biography providing the 1st in actual fact outlined portrait of this decided yet rigid man.

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