David Archibald Harvey - Political Career

Political Career

With the opening of Oklahoma Territory in 1889, Harvey moved to Wyandotte. Once in Oklahoma Territory, he ran, and was elected, as a Republican to represent Oklahoma Territory in the United States House of Representatives. He would serve in the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses. His term lasted from November 4, 1890, to March 3, 1893. Harvey was unsuccessful in his candidacy for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress.

Harvey introduced the "Harvey Bill" in 1892 that called for Oklahoma statehood. The House Committee on Territories blocked the bill.

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