David Lee Walters

David Lee Walters (HM29CY)

Location: Canute, OK 73626 Washita County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 25.306', W 99° 16.287'

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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.
HM NumberHM29CY
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed1994
Placed ByOklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma Department of Transportation
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Date Added Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees35.42176667, -99.27145000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 25.306', W 99° 16.287'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 25' 18.36" N, 99° 16' 17.22" W
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Area Code(s)580
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 E Hwy 66, Canute OK 73626, US
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