Anna Belle Wiedemann
Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
from the 43rd district
In office
Preceded byRalph Watkins
Succeeded byMark Edgar Hammons
Personal details
Anna Belle Palmer

(1931-07-22)July 22, 1931
Piedmont, OK
Political partyDemocratic Party
SpouseCarl Wiedemann

Anna Belle Wiedemann (July 22, 1931) is a politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Elected in 1967, Wiedemann served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives until 1972, representing District 43. Wiedemann and her late husband Carl were active in ranching and farming and owned the Slash C Ranch.

Early life

Anna Belle Wiedemann was born on July 22, 1931, in a country home near Piedmont, Oklahoma, to parents John and Ruby Palmer. Wiedemann grew up in a rural town with her parents and two sisters, attending a one-room school house for eight years. After passing the county exam, Wiedemann attended high school in Okarche, Oklahoma. Wiedemann married her husband Carl out of high school and the two worked on a farm that was on school land. Later on, Wiedemann got a job outside of the farm and worked for Dr. Leroy Goodman at his office on Main Street in Yukon, Oklahoma. After a few other jobs, the couple eventually acquired her parents' land after they moved to El Reno. Carl's parents died soon after and the couple acquired their estate as well, which over time became part of the three sections of land they titled Slash C Ranch.[1]

Oklahoma House of Representatives

Elected in 1967, Wiedemann served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives until 1972, representing District 43.[2] Wiedemann's campaigning slogan was "Ring the Bell for Anna Belle." While in office, she supported the growth and expansion of Redlands Community College very heavily.


After serving in the legislature, Wiedemann worked in several positions in the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. From about 1984-1994 Wiedemann served as the Director of Domestic and International Marketing.[3] While in that position, Wiedemann developed the campaign using the "Made in Oklahoma" logo. She also was appointed as a member of the Canadian County Commissioners[4] by Governor George Nigh. In 1991 Wiedemann was recognized as the Oklahoma Mother of the Year[5] and in 2005 she was voted Cattlewoman of the Year from the Oklahoma Cattlewomen’s Association.


  1. ^ Finchum, Tanya (May 7, 2007). "Oral history interview with Anna Belle Wiedemann". Women of the Oklahoma Legislature. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Historic Members". Oklahoma State Legislature. Archived from the original on 11 July 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Executives to Install Officers". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Canadian County Democrats elect county officers, delegates to conventions". Yukon Review. Retrieved 11 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Oklahoma Mothers of the Year". American Mothers. Retrieved 11 June 2015.