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Near Canute in Washita County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

David Lee Walters

 
 
David Lee Walters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2018
1. David Lee Walters Marker
Inscription.  David Lee Walters, 24th Governor of Oklahoma and first Governor from Western Oklahoma, was born in Canute on Nov. 20. 1951. Raised on a nearby farm, he attended schools in Canute and graduated from Canute High School as Valedictorian in 1969. He earned degrees in engineering and business at the University of Oklahoma and Harvard University.

From 1977 through 1982 Walters held management positions at OU and the OU Health Sciences Center. He later served as President of two real-estate companies in Oklahoma City. Continuing his public service as Chair of the Oklahoma Human Services Commission and Co-chair of Governor George Nigh's Commission on the reform of state government. Following an unsuccessful bid for the office in 1986, he was elected Governor in 1990 carrying 75 of Oklahoma's 77 counties. During his term he increased public education funding 30 percent, reformed workers compensation laws, won passage of $350 million bond issue for higher Education and produced a 10-year record in creating new jobs for Oklahomans, all with no tax increase.
 
Erected 1994 by Oklahoma Historical Society,
David Lee Walters Marker is in the middle of the 5 markers. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2018
2. David Lee Walters Marker is in the middle of the 5 markers.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 217.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 35° 25.306′ N, 99° 16.287′ W. Marker is near Canute, Oklahoma, in Washita County. Marker is on Old U.S. 66 0.3 miles east of County Road N2080, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canute OK 73626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canute (here, next to this marker); St. Francis Church (here, next to this marker); Great Western Cattle Trail (here, next to this marker); Canute Centennial (here, next to this marker).
 
Also see . . .
1. Oklahoma Historical Society article on David Lee Walters. (Submitted on July 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on David Lee Walters. (Submitted on July 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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