Ernest James ISTOOK, Jr., Congress, OK (1950)

ISTOOK Ernest James, Jr. , a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex., February 11, 1950; graduated from Castleberry High School, Ft. Worth, Tex., 1967; B.A., Baylor University, Waco, Tex., 1971; J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, 1976; lawyer, private practice; journalist; director, Oklahoma State Alcoholic and Beverage Control Board, 1977-1978; legal counsel to Governor David L. Boren of Oklahoma, 1978; board member, Oklahoma County, Okla., metropolitan library system, 1982-1986, and chair, 1985-1986; member, Warr Acres, Okla., city council, 1982-1986; director, Warr Acres, Okla., chamber of commerce; member of the Oklahoma state house of representative, 1987-1993; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 2007); not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Oklahoma in 2006.

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

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