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#ThrowbackThursday: Crowd fills OKC chambers for 1961 swearing-in ceremony

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A crowd packs the Oklahoma City Council chambers on April 11, 1961, as friends, family and city employees witness the swearing-in ceremony for four new council members. Mayor James H. Norick delivered the oath of office to William C. Kessler, William E. Ware, A.A. Aker and Harold L. Johnson. This photo was published in the Oklahoma City Times that same evening. [BOB ALBRIGHT/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]
A crowd packs the Oklahoma City Council chambers on April 11, 1961, as friends, family and city employees witness the swearing-in ceremony for four new council members. Mayor James H. Norick delivered the oath of office to William C. Kessler, William E. Ware, A.A. Aker and Harold L. Johnson. This photo was published in the Oklahoma City Times that same evening. [BOB ALBRIGHT/THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

We are running a #Throwback​Thursday image each week, showcasing Oklahoma’s history. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @TheOklahoman, and “Like” us at Facebook.com/​The​Oklahoman for more historical photos.

Linda Lynn, News Research Editor

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