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    Overton James ~ Chickasaw

    Overton James (born July 21, 1925 in Bromide, Oklahoma) is an educator and former Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. After graduating from college, he taught school in Oklahoma. He was first appointed Governor in 1963 and served until 1971. He was then elected to that position and served until his last term ended in 1987. In 1985, he was alleged to have accepted illegal kickbacks for construction contracts within the Chickasaw Nation.



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