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Comanche County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Comanche County

Index to Locations

  • Lawton Highland Cemetery
  • Lawton Sunset Memorial Gardens

    Highland Cemetery
    Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    Politicians buried here:
      John William Elmer Thomas (1876-1965) — also known as J. W. Elmer Thomas — of Medicine Park, Comanche County, Okla. Born near Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., September 8, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1907-20; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 6th District, 1923-27; defeated, 1920; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1927-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952, 1956 (alternate). Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Lawton, Comanche County, Okla., September 19, 1965 (age 89 years, 11 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married, September 24, 1902, to Edith Smith.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
      Lorraine Michael Gensman (1878-1954) — also known as L. M. Gensman — of Lawton, Comanche County, Okla. Born near Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kan., August 26, 1878. Republican. School principal; lawyer; Comanche County Prosecuting Attorney, 1918-19; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 6th District, 1921-23; defeated, 1922, 1924; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924; oil business. Died in Lawton, Comanche County, Okla., May 27, 1954 (age 75 years, 274 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    Sunset Memorial Gardens
    Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma
    Politicians buried here:
      Toby Morris (1899-1973) — of Lawton, Comanche County, Okla. Born in Granbury, Hood County, Tex., February 28, 1899. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; district judge in Oklahoma, 1937-46, 1955-56; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 6th District, 1947-53, 1957-61; state court judge in Oklahoma, 1961-63. Died in Lawton, Comanche County, Okla., September 1, 1973 (age 74 years, 185 days). Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

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