16 min

Oklahoma's Certifiable Congressman Within The Realm

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Oklahoma has the dubious honor of sending the first certifiably insane person to Congress. Manuel Herrick served one term in Congress (1921-1923), but was able to stir up a lifetime of trouble in those two years. From airplane accidents to lawsuits over broken marriage proposals, Herrick had a knack for finding trouble. Hear the nearly forgotten story of Oklahoma's Certifiable Congressman!

Oklahoma has the dubious honor of sending the first certifiably insane person to Congress. Manuel Herrick served one term in Congress (1921-1923), but was able to stir up a lifetime of trouble in those two years. From airplane accidents to lawsuits over broken marriage proposals, Herrick had a knack for finding trouble. Hear the nearly forgotten story of Oklahoma's Certifiable Congressman!

16 min

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