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Jay Dean Dalton

Jay Dean Dalton, American lawyer, judge. Bar: Oklahoma 1964. Recipient award of appreciation Junior Chamber of Commerce of Tulsa, 1963; name to Athletic Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1984.


  • Dalton, Jay Dean was born on October 31, 1938 in Seminole, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Ernest Melton and Stella (Davis) Dalton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1960. Juris Doctor, University Tulsa, 1964.


    • Individual practice, Tulsa, 1964-1971. Public defender Tulsa County, 1964-1965, appellate public defender, 1966-1970. City prosecutor Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, 1967-1968.

      Associate judge District Court Tulsa County, Tulsa, 1971-1975, judge criminal division, 1975-1995. Private practice, from 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Oklahoma 1964.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Churches should be urged to demonstrate their heart for racial reconciliation by seeking to increase racial and ethnic diversity in church staff roles, leadership positions, and church membership.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

    Denomination: Baptist


    All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.


    Member council of governors Indian Nation, 1976-1981. Vice chairman Tulsa County Library Board, 1976-1980. Member Oklahoma Bar Association (communications penal reform since 1978, public defenders committee 1986-1988), Tulsa Bar Association, International Association Probate Judges (life), United States Tennis Association, National Association Watch and Clock Collectors, Phi Alpha Delta.



    Tennis, antiques, photography, music, horticulture.


    • Married Susan Ann Gorrell, December 16, 1961. Children: Kristie Ann, John Jay.
    • father: Ernest Melton Dalton
    • mother: Stella (Davis) Dalton
    • spouse: Susan Ann Gorrell
    • children: Kristie Ann Dalton
    • John Jay Dalton
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    Born October 31, 1938
    Died April 14, 2002
    (aged 63)