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Dewey Follett BARTLETT

(1919-1979)
Senate Years of Service:
1973-1979
Party:
Republican

BARTLETT, Dewey Follett, a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, March 28, 1919; educated in Marietta, Ohio, public schools and Lawrenceville Preparatory School, Lawrenceville, N.J.; graduated, Princeton University 1942; during the Second World War served in the United States Marine Corps as a dive bomber pilot in the South Pacific Theater 1943-1945; moved to Oklahoma; oilman, farmer, and rancher; member, Oklahoma State senate 1963-1966; Governor of Oklahoma 1967-1971; unsuccessful candidate for reelection as Governor in 1970; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1972 and served from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1979; was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 due to ill health; died in Tulsa, Okla., March 1, 1979; interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Bibliography

Bartlett, Dewey F. “Standardizing Military Excellence: The Key to NATO’s Survival.” American Enterprise Institute Defense Review 6 (1977): 2-13.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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