E. Melvin Porter honored

Ponca City Now - May 14, 2015 7:28 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma’s first African-American state senator has been honored on the floor of the Senate, 50 years after his election to office.

Surrounded by family members, former state Senator Melvin Porter received a standing ovation after a resolution was read in his honor.

The 84-year-old Democrat from northeast Oklahoma City was elected to the state Senate in 1965.

 

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