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Earl Sneed, American lawyer. Decorated Bronze Star; Croix de Guerre.


Sneed, Earl was born on January 19, 1913 in Tulsa. Son of Earl and Nellie Frances (Johnson) Sneed.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Oklahoma, 1934, Bachelor of Laws, 1937. Master of Laws, Columbia, 1948, Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, 1961.


Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1937. Associate Monnet & Savage, Tulsa, 1937-1939. Partner Biddison & Sneed, Tulsa, 1939-1940.

Secretary civic and legislative department Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, 1940-1941. Visiting associate professor of law U. Oklahoma, 1945-1946, associate professor, 1946-1948, professor, 1948-1965, dean, 1950-1965. Vice president, assistant to president Liberty National Bank & Trust Company, Oklahoma City, 1965-1977, formerly vice chairman.

Of counsel firm Crowe, Dunlevy, Thweatt, Swinford, Johnson & Burdick, Oklahoma City, 1977-1981. Formerly president Liberty National Corp, also director. Past director Commercial National Bank, Commercial Finance Company, Muskogee, 1st National Bank, Norman, Oklahoma, Doric Corporation Mayor, Norman, 1961-1965.

President Oklahoma Municipal League, 1964, 65. Chairman Central Oklahoma Parking and Transit Authority. Trustee U. Oklahoma Foundation.

Former board directors American Heart Association Past president Oklahoma Heart Association, Oklahoma City Symphony. Past chairman Judicial Council Oklahoma.


Served as colonel United States Army Air Force, 1941-1945. Fellow American Bar Foundation (trustee). Member American, Oklahoma, Oklahoma County bar associations, American Judicature Society, Air Force Association (past national director), American Legion, Reserve Officers Association, National Municipal League (vice president), Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce (past president), Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Oklahoma History Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Phi Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Order of Coif. Clubs: Oklahoma City Golf and Country, Beacon, Whitehall, Petroleum (Oklahoma City).


Married Cornelia Lynde, April. Children: James Lynde, Cornelia Ann, Robert Earl.

Earl Sneed

Nellie Frances (Johnson) Sneed

Cornelia Lynde

James Lynde Sneed

Robert Earl Sneed

Cornelia Ann Sneed