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ROBERTSON, Alice Mary, a Representative from Oklahoma; born at Tullahassee Mission, Creek
Nation, Indian Territory (now Tullahassee, Okla.), January 2, 1854; self-taught
in early life under the supervision of missionary parents; attended Elmira
College, Elmira, N.Y.; clerk in the Indian Office, Washington, D.C., 1873-1879;
returned to Indian Territory and taught in the school at Tullahassee and later
in the Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pa., 1880-1882; again returned to
Indian Territory and established Nuyaka Mission; engaged in teaching at
Okmulgee, Okla., and had charge of a boarding school for Indian girls, which
developed into Henry Kendall College (now the University of Tulsa); Government
supervisor of Creek Indian schools 1900-1905; postmaster of Muskogee, Okla.,
1905-1913; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4,
1921-March 3, 1923); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to
the Sixty-eighth Congress; appointed by President Harding a welfare worker at
Veterans Hospital No. 90 at Muskogee in May 1923; died in Muskogee, Okla., on
July 1, 1931; interment in Greenhill Cemetery.
BibliographyJames, Louise B. Alice Mary Robertson-Anti-Feminist
Chronicles of Oklahoma 55 (Winter 1977-1978): 454-62; Stanley,
Ruth M. Alice M. Robertson, Oklahomas First Congresswoman.
Chronicles of Oklahoma 45 (Autumn 1967): 259-89.