Oklahoma Baptist University. University of Oklahoma (Juris Doctor, 1950). Delta Theta Phi. Municipal Judge, 1964-1970.
Private practice, Muskogee, Oklahoma, 1956-1997. With legal department Phillips Petroleum Company, 1950-1951. Adjuster United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company, 1951-1954, attorney, adjuster-in-charge, 1954-1956.
Partner Fite & Robinson, 1956-1962, Fite, Robinson & Summers, 1963-1970, Robinson & Summers, 1970-1972, Robinson, Summers & Locke, 1972-1976, Robinson, Locke & Gage, 1976-1980, Robinson, Locke, Gage & Fite, 1980-1983, Robinson, Locke, Gage, Fite & Williams, Muskogee, 1983-1995, Robinson, Gage, Fite & Williams, Muskogee, 1995-1997. Police judge City of Muskogee, 1963—1964, municipal judge, 1964—1970. Principal justice 84Temp.
Division 36 Oklahoma Court Appeals, 1981—1984, special district judge, since 1997. President, director Wall St. Building Corporation, 1969—1978, Three Forks Development Corporation, 1968—1977, Rolo Leasing Inc., 1971—1997, Suroya II Inc.1, 1977—1999. Managing partner RLG Ritz, 1980—1997.
Partner First City Real Estate Partnership, 1985—1994. Director First City Bank, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1985—1992. Delegate to the United States/China Jt.
Session on Trade, Investment and Economic Law, Beijing, 1987. Director First Bankshares of Muskogee, 1980—1995, First of Muskogee Corporation, 1980—1995. Advisory director First National Bank and Trust Company of Muskogee, 1978—1995.
The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation. Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, the power of evil in the world is broken.
Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.
All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence. The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.
Chairman Muskogee County (Oklahoma) Law Day, 1963, Muskogee Area Redevelopment Authority, 1963, Muskogee County chapter American Cancer Society, 1956. President, board directors United Way of Muskogee Inc., 1980-1988, vice president, 1982, president, 1983. Board directors Muskogee Community Concert Association, Muskogee Tourist Information Bureau, 1964-1968.
Board directors, general counsel United Cerebral Palsy Eastern Oklahoma, 1964-1968. Trustee Connors Development Foundation, Connors College, 1981-1999, chairman, 1987-1989. Active Muskogee Housing Authority, 1992-1995.
With infantry Army of the United States, 1945-1946. Member American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association (chairman uniform laws committee 1970-1972, chairman professional cooperative committee 1965-1969, past regional chairman grievance committee), Muskogee County Bar Association (president 1971, member executive council 1971-1974), Oklahoma Association Defense Counsel (director 1970-1974), Oklahoma Association Municipal Judges (director 1968-1970), Muskogee c. of C., Delta Theta Phi., Rotary (president 1971-1972).
Married Paula Kay Settles, April 16, 1988. Children from previous marriage: William, James, Schuyler, Donald, David, Nancy, Lauri.