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William Rex Beasley

William Rex Beasley was American judge. Bar: Oklahoma 1967; certified mediator Oklahoma, 2004-2009.


  • Beasley, William Rex was born on August 29, 1934 in Tulsa. Son of O. Rex and W. S. Beasley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with honors, University Tulsa, 1959. Juris Doctor, University Tulsa, 1967. Graduate, National Judicial College, 1977.


    • Assistant district attorney, Tulsa County, 1968-1971. Chief prosecutor McAlester, Oklahoma, 1971-1973. Associate district judge Tulsa, since 1973.

      Chief juvenile judge Tulsa County District Court Oklahoma, 1981-1988. Chief criminal judge Tulsa County District Court, 1998—2000. Retired, 2000

      Lecturer Oklahoma Highway Patrol Academy, Oklahoma City, since 1971.

      Member executive council Oklahoma Judicial Conference, 1989-1992. Board directors Court Appointed Special Advisers, 1985-1988. Leader National Judicial College, 1978.

      Co-chairman Tulsa County Court Fund. Member rules committee Criminal Court Appeals. Member judicial legislation committee, 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Oklahoma 1967; certified mediator Oklahoma, 2004-2009.


    Member Tulsa Safety Council. Chairman State Foster Care Review Advisory Board, 1983-1988. Member Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.

    Founder, board directors Court Appointed Special Advocate, Tulsa, 1985-1986. Member administrative board local Methodist church. Member American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma Judicial Conference (vice president 1978, 79, executive council 1989, 90, 91, 92), National Council Juvenile Judges, Lions (delegate Oklahoma judicial conference 1989-1992, member legislation committee 1997-1999), Kappa Sigma.


    • Married Donna Knight, September 3, 1954. Children: Bradley, Brenda, Barry.
    • father: O. Rex
    • mother: W. S. Beasley
    • spouse: Donna Knight
    • children: Bradley Beasley
    • Brenda Beasley
    • Barry Beasley
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    Born August 29, 1934