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MARLAND, Ernest Whitworth, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 8, 1874; attended
the grade and high schools, and a private school at Rugby, Tenn.; was graduated from the law
department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1893; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and
commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; abandoned the practice of law and engaged in the oil business
in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress
(March 4, 1933-January 31, 1935); was not a candidate for renomination in 1934, having received the
Democratic nomination for Governor; elected Governor of Oklahoma in 1934 for the four-year term
commencing January 14, 1935; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United
States Senator in 1936; resumed his former business pursuits; unsuccessful candidate for nomination in
1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; died in Ponca City, Okla., October 3, 1941; interment in
Odd Fellows Cemetery.
BibliographyMathews, John Joseph. Life and Death of an
Oilman: The Career of E.W. Marland. With drawings by J. Craig Sheppard. 1951.
Reprint, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, .