Dewey Follett Bartlett
- Category : Science-Geology
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (9,36,50,53,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
American politiican and businessman, he was a U.S. Senator representing Oklahoma, Governor of Oklahoma. While earning his degree in geological engineering from Princeton University, he worked on oil rigs in Oklahoma. After college, he enlisted in the US Navy and served as a pilot in WWII, earning an Air Medal for actions in the South Pacific. In addition, he owned a ranch.
On April 2, 1945 he married Ann Smith with whom he moved after the war to Tulsa where he joined an oil and gas company. The couple would have three children. Becoming interested in politics, he waged a successful bid for the Oklahoma State Senate in 1962 and was re-elected two years later. On November 8, 1966 he was elected Governor. A Roman Catholic, neither his religion nor his Republican Party affiliation hurt his chances despite the climate of the day. Although he lost his election in 1970, he successfully ran for the US Senate two years later. In 1977 he was diagnosed with lung cancer and decided not to seek re-election the following year. He died on March 1, 1979 in Tulsa.