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William Grady STIGLER

(1891-1952)

STIGLER, William Grady, a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Stigler, Haskell County, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), July 7, 1891; attended the public schools; was graduated from Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, Okla., in 1912; attended the law school of the University of Oklahoma at Norman; during the First World War served as a second lieutenant in the Three Hundred and Fifty-seventh Infantry of the Ninetieth Division in 1918 and 1919, with overseas service; attended the University of Grenoble, France, in 1919; was admitted to the Oklahoma bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Stigler, Okla.; city attorney of Stigler, Okla., 1920-1924; served in the State senate 1924-1932, serving as president pro tempore in 1931; lieutenant colonel in the Forty-fifth Division of the Oklahoma National Guard 1925-1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jack Nichols; reelected to the Seventy-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 28, 1944, until his death in Stigler, Okla., August 21, 1952; interment in Stigler Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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