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Bryan County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Bryan County

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  • Durant Highland Cemetery

    Highland Cemetery
    Cemetery Road
    Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma
    Politicians buried here:
      Robert Lee Williams (1868-1948) — also known as Robert L. Williams — of Durant, Bryan County, Okla. Born near Brundidge, Pike County, Ala., December 20, 1868. Democrat. Methodist minister; lawyer; member of Democratic National Committee from Indian Territory, 1904-07; delegate to Oklahoma state constitutional convention, 1906; justice of Oklahoma state supreme court, 1907-14; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1912 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; speaker); Governor of Oklahoma, 1915-19; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1919-37; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, 1937-39. Methodist. Member, American Bar Association. Died, of pneumonia, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital, Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., April 10, 1948 (age 79 years, 112 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Jonathan Williams and Sarah Julia (Paul) Williams.
      The Robert Lee Williams Public Library, in Durant, Oklahoma, is named for him.
      See also National Governors Association biography

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