Muskogee Daily Phoenix clipping

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Jones, Cornelius J., 1858-1931; Haskell, C. N. (Charles N.); African American lawyers

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HASKELL'S POLITICAL HELPER, CLAIMS BRIDE

Cornelius J. Jones, Negro Lawyer, Made it Possible For Old Politican to Win

Cornelius J. Jones, 61 years old, is a bridegroom today. He married yesterday to a woman 38 years old, Maggie C. Davis.

Jones, who is a negro attorney, is remembered by the "old timers" of Muskogee as the man who made it possible for C. N. Haskell, later the first governor of Oklahoma, to be elected delegate to the constitutional convention that framed the constitution for the forty-sixth state.

The negro ran on the independent ticket. The white republican candidate withdrew from the race, because his only opponent was a negro, Haskell won the race in a walk.

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Muskogee Daily Phoenix, “Muskogee Daily Phoenix clipping,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed March 2, 2024, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/713.

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