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John Wesley Raley

John Wesley Raley, lawyer. Bar: Oklahoma 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit), 1962, United States District Court (western district) Oklahoma 1961, United States District Court (northern district) Oklahoma 1988, United States District Court (eastern district) Oklahoma 1989.

Background

  • Raley, John Wesley was born on May 23, 1932. Son of John Wesley and Helen Thames.

  • Education

    • AB, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1954. Juris Doctor, University Oklahoma, 1959.

    Career

    • Assistant United States attorney We. District Oklahoma United States Department Justice, 1961-1969. Partner Northcutt, Raley, Clark and Gardner, Ponca City, Oklahoma, 1969-1990.

      United States attorney Eastern District Oklahoma United States Department Justice, 1990-1997. Of counsel Northcutt, Clark, Gardner & Hron, Ponca City, since 1997. Municipal court judge, 2001—2005.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Oklahoma 1959, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1973, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit), 1962, United States District Court (western district) Oklahoma 1961, United States District Court (northern district) Oklahoma 1988, United States District Court (eastern district) Oklahoma 1989.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Southern Babtist

    Membership

    Mayor of Ponca City, Oklahoma, 1980-1983. Member Oklahoma Ethics Commission, since 2002, chairman, 2005-2006, 2008-2009. Captain United States Naval Reserve, 1950-1984, retired, Surface Warfare Officer.

    Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, American Board Trial Advocates (president Oklahoma chapter 2005), Oklahoma Bar Association (board governors 1988-1990), Kay County Bar Association (president 1980), American Legion, Masons, Reserve Officers Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

    Connections

    • Children: John Wesley III, Robert Thames.
    • father: John Wesley
    • mother: Helen Thames
    • children: John Wesley III Raley
    • Robert Thames Raley
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    Born March 23, 1932