James B. A. Robertson

Politician

1871 – 1938

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Who was James B. A. Robertson?

James Brooks Ayers Robertson, sometimes called J. B. A. Robertson, was an American lawyer, judge and the fourth governor of Oklahoma. Robertson was appointed by the state's first governor, Charles N. Haskell to serve as a district judge.

Passing a bar exam at the age of 21, Robertson became one of the most resourceful trial lawyers and legal counselors in the Oklahoma and Indian territories. His gubernatorial term was marked by Oklahoma's ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment and Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Tulsa Race Riot, and scandals.

Robertson died in 1938 from cancer and is buried in Chandler, Oklahoma.

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Born
Mar 15, 1871
Keokuk County
Also known as
  • Judge James B. A. Robertson
Spouses
Religion
  • Methodism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Iowa
Died
Mar 7, 1938
Oklahoma City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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