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Lawyer

David Randolph Milsten, American lawyer. Bar: Oklahoma 1928. Recipient Commendation Oklahoma History Society, Distinguished Service award Oklahoma Heritage Association for State of Oklahoma, 1990; inductee Hall of Fame, Tulsa History Society, 1994.

Background

Milsten, David Randolph was born on September 29, 1903 in Coalgate, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Morris and Etta (Goldstein) Milsten.

Education

Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 1925. Bachelor of Laws, University Oklahoma, 1928. Postgraduate, Yale Law School, 1926.

Career

Practiced in, Tulsa, 1928-1990;assistant county attorney, Tulsa County, 1930-1932.

Achievements

  • Bar: Oklahoma 1928.

Works

Membership

Public speaker, lecturer. Founder, chairman Benevolent and Welfare Fund and conceived establishment of Juvenile Court of Tulsa County, 1934. Member Will Rogers Commission Oklahoma, 1978-1993.

Chairman of the Board Tulsa Salvation Army, 1954-1955. President Tulsa Opera, 1953-1955, board directors, 1951-1996. President Thoms Gilcrease Institute American History and Art, Tulsa, 1967-1968, Chairman of the Board, 1969-1970, board directors, 1954-1972, life board directors emeritus, from 1972.

Member Sigma Alpha Mu (national historian, past supreme prior).

Connections

Married Minnie Gottlieb, November 16, 1930 (deceased June 1991). Children: Donald E., Suzanne Parelman.

father:
Morris Milsten

mother:
Etta (Goldstein) Milsten

spouse:
Minnie Gottlieb

child:
Donald E. Milsten

child:
Suzanne Parelman Milsten