Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Former Legislator Mandell Matheson Dies

Former Rep. Mandell Matheson of Tulsa has died at age 73 of heart disease.

After leaving the House, Matheson became a lobbyist. Early in his career, he was a photographer at the Tulsa Tribune who often partnered with reporter Mike McCarville.

House Speaker Kris Steele noted Matheson's passing today.

Matheson, a Democrat, served three terms in the House, from 1973 to 1979, representing House District 72 in Tulsa County. He served on several committees and as Assistant Majority Floor Leader for the 35th Legislature and First Assistant Majority Floor Leader for the 36th Legislature.

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