Trapp, Martin Edwin

Trapp, Martin Edwin

(1877–1951) governor; born in Robinson, Kans. A lawyer, he served as Oklahoma state auditor (1907–11) and lieutenant governor (1914–23) before replacing impeached Governor John Walton. As Democratic governor (1923–27), he established hunting, forestry, and conservation commissions, and reduced the Ku Klux Klan's power through an "antimask law." He later became a dealer in investment securities.
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