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George Henry Shirk, American lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star medal, Chevalier of French Legion of Honor; recipient Service to Mankind award Sertoma, 1966, citation Oklahoma chapter American International Assurance, 1964, Distinguished Service award Oklahoma Bar Association, 1976.


Shirk, George Henry was born on May 1, 1913 in Oklahoma City. Son of John H. and Carrie (Hinderer) Shirk.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Oklahoma, 1935, Bachelor of Laws, 1936.


Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1936, also Supreme Court of the United States Court. Practice in Oklahoma City, 1936-1940, 46-77. Senior member firm Shirk, Semtner, Work & Robinson and predecessor firm.

General manager Oklahoma Industries Authority. Mayor, Oklahoma City, 1964-1967. Former president, Junior Achievement of Greater Oklahoma City, Oklahoma div.

American Automobile Association, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Consumers Credit Counseling Service of Oklahoma City, Greater Oklahoma City Safety Council, Oklahoma Philatelic Society, Community Council. President Oklahoma Firefighters Foundation. Trustee National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1972-1977, United Appeal Oklahoma City, Mercy Hospital.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Oklahoma Place Names, 1965, review edit., 1974.


Served to colonel Army of the United States, 1940-1946. Member Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce (director), Oklahoma History Society (president), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta. Mason (32 degree, Shriner, Jester).


John H. Shirk

Carrie (Hinderer) Shirk