On June 16, 1906, Congress passed the Enabling Act, which provided for a draft of a constitution for a single state made up of Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory. The Act empowered the people of Oklahoma and Indian territories to elect delegates to a constitutional convention and to set up a temporary capital in Guthrie, OK until 1913, when an official capital could be voted upon. Governor Johnston suggested Alfalfa Bill Murray file for election as a delegate. Due to allegiances he had formed at the Sequoyah Convention, Murray was elected President.
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