Cassius McDonald Barnes, Republican. Served from 1897 to 1901. Born August 25, 1845, in Livingston County, New York, Barnes moved in his early life to Michigan where he completed his secondary education. After his Civil War service as a Union soldier he moved to Arkansas. In 1876, he became Chief Deputy United States Marshal, holding that position for ten years. In 1890, he went to Guthrie to become Receiver of the United States Land Office. There he read law and in 1893 was admitted to the practice. He served in the third and fourth Territorial Legislatures, and became Governor May 24, 1897. At the end of his tenure he became president of a bank and later was mayor of Guthrie. Later he moved to Kansas, then to New Mexico for his health. He died in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 19, 1925, and is buried in Guthrie.