Rural upbringing shapes former governor Henry Bellmon's life - Article Photos 15/47

Gov. George Nigh escorts a winking Henry Bellmon to the platform for Bellmon's swearing in ceremony on January 14, 1963. Nigh had been governor for a week following the resignation of J. Howard Edmondson but Bellmon, a Republican, had been elected the new Governor of Oklahoma by state voters the previous November. Staff photo by Cliff King taken 1/14/63.