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Frances Howell Rudko

Frances Howell Rudko, American lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1973, United States District Court (western district) Arkansas 1973.


  • Rudko, Frances Howell was born on November 25, 1935 in Elgin, Oklahoma, United States. Daughter of Paul Basil and Bertie Eleanor (Maggart) Howell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English and History magma cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1959. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas, 1973. Master of Arts in History, University Arkansas, 1983.

      Doctor of Philosophy in History, University Arkansas, 1990.


    • Teacher English Grand Prairie Schools, Texas, 1959—1960. Private practice law Fayetteville, since 1973. Judge Prairie Grove Municipal Court, Arkansas, 1976.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Arkansas 1973, United States District Court (western district) Arkansas 1973.



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    The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist


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    Board directors Arts Center Ozarks, Springdale, 1976—1977, North Arkansas Symphony Society, since 1981, Butterfield Trail Retirement Center, since 1981. Member of American Association of University Women, American Bar Association, Rhode Island Bar Association, Bristol County Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, American Association Women Lawyers, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Bar Association (chairman family law section 1975-1976), Washington County Bar Association (secretary treasurer 1977), Supreme Court History Society, American History Society, American Society International Law, Washington County Medical Auxiliary Club (president 1980-1981), Altrusa Club (treasurer 1979-1981), Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Theta Phi.


    • Children: Michael, Stephen Craig, Peter Gregory.
    • father: Paul Basil Howell
    • mother: Bertie Eleanor (Maggart) Howell
    • children: Michael Rudko
    • Stephen Craig Rudko
    • Peter Gregory Rudko
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    Born November 25, 1935