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William Wesley Choate

William Wesley Choate, American lawyer. Bar: Oklahoma 1974, United States District Court (western district) Oklahoma 1974, United States Court Appeals (10th ccir.) 1977, United States District Court (eastern district) Oklahoma 1993, United States Court Claims 1994, United States Court Claims (federal circuit) 1995. Decorated Meritorious Service medal United States Air Force, 1992.

Background

  • Choate, William Wesley was born on July 25, 1939 in Oklahoma City. Son of Irvan Wesley and Fleeta Stapleton (Moritzlky) Choate.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineer, University Oklahoma, 1960. Master of Arts in Spanish, University Oklahoma, 1963. Juris Doctor, Oklahoma City University, 1973.

    Career

    • Civil engineer United States Bureau Reclamation, Norman, Oklahoma, 1963-1964. Project engineer water law administrator Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Oklahoma City, 1969-1971. Civil engineer contract administration United States Army Corps Engineers, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, 1971-1974.

      Private practice law Choate & Choate, Seminole, since 1979. Judge advisory United States Air Force Reserve, Lowry Air Force Base, Colorado, 1974-1992. Consultant professional engineer Choate Engineering, Seminole, since 1977.

      Adjunct instructor business law Seminole (Oklahoma) Junior College, 1983-1985.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Oklahoma 1974, United States District Court (western district) Oklahoma 1974, United States Court Appeals (10th ccir.) 1977, United States District Court (eastern district) Oklahoma 1993, United States Court Claims 1994, United States Court Claims (federal circuit) 1995.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Views

    Faith in God is more than a theoretical belief in Him. To have faith in God is to trust Him, to have confidence in Him, and to be willing to act on belief in Him. It is a principle of action and power.

    Membership

    Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Oklahoma City and Seminole, since 1969. With United States Air Force, 1964-1969, retired lieutenant colonel Reserve. Member Oklahoma Bar Association.

    Connections

    • Married Edna Beth Petersen, February 8, 1964. Children: LaNae Maria Stout, William Irvan, James Austin, Steven Lee, Carol Ann, Linda Kay, David Earl, Paul Jared, Jason Wesley, Eric John.
    • father: Irvan Wesley Choate
    • mother: Fleeta Stapleton (Moritzlky) Choate
    • spouse: Edna Beth Petersen
    • children: LaNae Maria Stout Choate
    • William Irvan Choate
    • James Austin Choate
    • Steven Lee Choate
    • Carol Ann Choate
    • Linda Kay Choate
    • David Earl Choate
    • Paul Jared Choate
    • Jason Wesley Choate
    • Eric John Choate
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    Born July 25, 1939
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