Williamson, Mac Q. | 1959
- Birth and Death Year | 1889 - 1964
- Induction Year | 1959
- Profession | Public Servant
- Oklahoma Connection | Williamson came to Oklahoma City with his family in 1905, and they moved to Pauls Valley in 1906.
- Hometown | Pauls Valley
Mac Williamson was once requested to draft a new bill placing a $5 tax on every toilet seat in every home or business. Appalled, Williamson said he thought he had “heard of everything,” and the bill was killed in its tracks.
“I never did gig a governor. It has been my policy to let well enough alone and cooperate as much as I could. I did it for the advancement of Oklahoma. The advancement of Oklahoma has been uppermost since my days in the state senate.” - Mac Williamson, 1963
Attorney General Mac Q. Williamson was born in Nebraska, came with his family to Oklahoma City in 1905, and ultimately settled in Pauls Valley in 1906. He was a member of the first law class at the University of Oklahoma and was admitted to the bar in 1913. He was elected Pauls Valley city attorney in 1914 and then Garvin County attorney in 1920 and 1922. From 1925 to 1932 he served in the state senate, where he was also president pro tempore in 1928. In 1934 he was elected attorney general of Oklahoma and elected seven more times to the post until his retirement in 1963.