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Gus Blackwell

Gus Blackwell, American state legislator. License to ministry Baptist Church, 1974. Named one of Outstanding Young Men of America, 1985, one of Outstanding Community Leaders of America, 1989.


  • Blackwell, Gus was born on November 4, 1955 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Son of Carl Raymond and Myrl Kathryn (O'Dell) Blackwell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1976. Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, 1990.

      Master of Business Administration, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1998.


    • House representative, Oklahoma. Youth director Soldier Creek Baptist Church, 1982—1983. BSU director Oklahoma Baptist General Convention, since 1983.

      State representative District 61 Oklahoma, since 2003. Majority whip; member Common Education Committee, Transportation Committee. Chairman Corrections & Criminal Justice Committee.

      Speaker seminars in field.

    Major achievements

    • License to ministry Baptist Church, 1974.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Baptist


    Coach Special Olympics, Oklahoma City, 1985. Commander Kiwanis Little League, 1987. Teacher First Baptist Church, Sayre, 1984-1987.

    Board directors Ventilator Dependent Quadraphlegics Association, 1983, 86. Member Oklahoma Secretary School Activities Association, United States Wrestling Association, American Softball Association, Community Leaders of America, International Register of Profiles, Phi Eta Sigma. Clubs: Sayre Wrestling (president 1985-1986).

    Hobie Fleet 131 (Oklahoma City) (representative 1986, 87).


    • Married Joanna Jett, May 12, 1990.
    • father: Carl Raymond Blackwell
    • mother: Myrl Kathryn (O'Dell) Blackwell
    • spouse: Joanna Jett
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    Born November 4, 1955
    (age 61)
    • 1976
      Oklahoma Baptist University
    • 1990
      Oklahoma Panhandle State University
    • 1998
      Southwestern Oklahoma State University
    • 1982 - 1983
      youth director, Soldier Creek Baptist Church
    • 1983
      BSU director, Oklahoma Baptist General Convention
    • 2003
      state representative District 61 Oklahoma
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