Ex-Oklahoma Gov. David Hall dies at age 85 in California
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The family of former Oklahoma Gov. David Hall says the 85-year-old Hall has died at a California hospital.
Hall's daughter -- Julie Martin -- says Hall was already in the hospital when he died Friday after suffering a stroke. Martin says Hall was surrounded by his wife, Jo Evans Hall, and three children when he died.
Hall served one term as governor of Oklahoma from 1971-75 and was indicted on federal racketeering and extortion charges three days after leaving office. He was later convicted of bribery and extortion and served 19 months of a three-year sentence.
He continued to maintain his innocence and wrote a book about his experience.
Martin says her father would always speak fondly of his time as governor, despite the circumstances of his exit.