Thompson Benton Ferguson, Republican. He served from 1901 to 1906. Born March 17, 1857, near Des Moines, Iowa, he spent his early years in Kansas where he was educated as a teacher and a Methodist minister. In 1889, he made the run into Oklahoma and secured a claim near Oklahoma City, but returned to Kansas where he was an editor and author. He was a recognized leader in the Republican Party in the Territory and State, serving as postmaster and Territorial Governor under that party. His term was from December 9, 1901, to January 13, 1906. In 1892, he moved to Watonga where he established the newspaper which he continued to publish until his death February 14, 1921. He is buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Watonga.