William C. Grimes, Republican. He served as Acting Governor from November 30, 1901 to December 9, 1901 – a period of only 10 days. Grimes was born near Lexington, Ohio, November 6, 1857, but at age 20 moved to Nebraska where he became a newspaper publisher and owner of a mercantile business. He also served as sheriff of Johnson County, Nebraska, and then moved to Oklahoma just prior to the Land Run of 1889, settling northeast of Kingfisher. He became a strong Republican leader in Oklahoma Territory and served as a U. S. Marshal and laid the foundation for establishing a system of law and order in the territory. He later served as Secretary of the Territory under appointment of President McKinley. Grimes moved to Oregon and then to California. He died in Santa Monica April 8, 1931, and is buried there.
*Acting Governor Grimes did not publish a report