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us: Jennings, Al, 1863-1961


  • [Al Jennings served as a prosecuting attorney in the Oklahoma Territory from 1892 until 1894. He practiced law with his brothers, but after one brother was killed and another wounded by a rival attorney, he left the law practice to become a ranch hand, then an outlaw. He served 5 years in prison. In 1904, O. Henry, published a short story inspired by Jennings's career, and in 1907, he was pardoned by Theodore Roosevelt. He moved to Oklahoma City and became active in politics. In 1914 he starred in the film adaptation of his own book, Beating back. After retiring from law and politics, he moved to California and worked in the motion picture industry. Al Jennings of Oklahoma, made in 1951, is a biographical film of his life.]
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  • Fuller Name

    • Alphonso Jackson
  • Variants

    • us: Jennings, Alphonso J., 1863-1961
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      Jennings, Al, b. 1863
  • Sources

    • found: His Through the shadows ... c1921: t.p. (Al Jennings)
    • found: OCLC database, 11/17/92 (hdg.: Jennings, Alphonso J., 1863-)
    • found: Oklahoma Historical Society WWW site, view January 6, 2017 encyclopedia (Alphonso J. "Al" Jennings; attorney, ranch hand, outlaw, politician, actor, writer; born in Virginia in 1863; settled in El Reno, Oklahoma Territory; lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; died in Tarzana, California, on December 26, 1961)
    • found: Ancestry.com WWW site, viewed January 6, 2017 Salwaechter Family Tree (Alphonso "Al" Jackson Jennings; born November 25, 1863 in Tazewell County, Virginia; died December 26, 1961 in Tarzana, California)
  • General Notes

    • [Al Jennings served as a prosecuting attorney in the Oklahoma Territory from 1892 until 1894. He practiced law with his brothers, but after one brother was killed and another wounded by a rival attorney, he left the law practice to become a ranch hand, then an outlaw. He served 5 years in prison. In 1904, O. Henry, published a short story inspired by Jennings's career, and in 1907, he was pardoned by Theodore Roosevelt. He moved to Oklahoma City and became active in politics. In 1914 he starred in the film adaptation of his own book, Beating back. After retiring from law and politics, he moved to California and worked in the motion picture industry. Al Jennings of Oklahoma, made in 1951, is a biographical film of his life.]
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    • 1992-11-17: new
    • 2017-01-06: revised
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