OKLAHOMA: Cattleman's Triumph

Oklahoma's taste in governors has run to flamboyant showmen like sulphurous old "Alfalfa Bill" Murray or gregarious millionaires like outgoing Governor Bob Kerr. With the inauguration last week of Roy Turner, a well-heeled oil-&-cattleman, Oklahoma got a little of both.

Unlike his predecessors, Roy Turner is no professional. Until he jumped into the Democratic primary last spring, his only previous political experience was a job on the Oklahoma City school board. But he had made a fortune in the Oklahoma City oilfield and a statewide reputation as the owner of a famous...

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