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United States representative , Lawyer , politician

George Howard Wilson, American judge. Bar: Oklahoma 1928, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1934, United States District Court of Western Oklahoma 1930, Supreme Court of Nebraska 1935, United States District Court of Northern Illinois 1936. Commissioned commodore by Oklahoma governor, 1954; recipient Legionnaire of Honor DeMolay, 1951; Distinguished Alumnus award Phillips University, 1972.

Background

Wilson, George Howard was born on August 21, 1905 in Mattoon, Illinois, United States. Son of George Duncan and Helen Maude (Bresee) Wilson.

Education

AB, Phillips University, 1926. Doctor of Laws, Phillips University, 1975. Student, University Michigan Law School, 1927.

Bachelor of Laws, University Oklahoma, 1929. Juris Doctor, University Oklahoma, 1970. Graduate, National College State Trial Judges, University Nevada, 1970.

Career

Military serviceDuring World War II, Wilson ranked as Colonel within the Judge Advocate General's Department of the United States Army, serving overseas in the South Atlantic Theater of Operations from 1942 to 1946. Congressional electionWilson was elected as a Democrat to the 81st Congress (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951). During his term, Wilson was on the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, and the Subcommittee on Public Health, Science, and Commerce.

With his colleagues he was tasked with considering legislation for a national health program, and toured western Europe for investigation purposes. In 1950, he lost his election bid for the 82nd Congress. Legal and Judicial Wilson served as a deputy district court clerk of Garfield County, Oklahoma in 1928.

From 1939-1942, he was the city attorney of Enid, Oklahoma. Wilson's judicial career included: Oklahoma Supreme Court justice from 1952 to 1968. Chief judge of State Administrative Zone No.

1 in 1967; district judge, 1969. And Chief judge, Division No. 1, Judicial District No.

4. Judge Wilson was also President of the Oklahoma Judicial Conference in 1968. Wilson was also a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1934 to 1938. He also served as director of Oklahoma State Crime Bureau in 1951.

He continued to reside in Enid, Oklahoma until his death on July 16, 1985, and was interred in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Achievements

  • Bar: Oklahoma 1928, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1934, United States District Court of Western Oklahoma 1930, Supreme Court of Nebraska 1935, United States District Court of Northern Illinois 1936.

Membership

Past president board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, Enid. Vice president Great Salt Plains council Boy Scouts of America. President board trustees Boy Scout Foundation.

President Enid Community Chest. Chairman advisory board St. Mary's Hospital Served to colonel, judge advisory general's department Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member American, Garfield County, Oklahoma bar associations, American Legion, Oklahoma Judicial Conference All State Judges (president 1968), Acacia, Phi Delta Phi, Delta Sigma Rho, Order of Coif.

Clubs: Mason (K.T.), Kiwanian (district lieutenant governor 1961).

Connections

Married Myrna Kathryn Reams, June 26, 1929. Children– Jane Kathryn, Sandra Kay, Myrna Lee, George Howard, World War II.

father:
George Duncan Wilson

mother:
Helen Maude (Bresee) Wilson

spouse:
Myrna Kathryn Reams

child:
Jane Kathryn Wilson

child:
Sandra Kay Wilson

child:
Myrna Lee Wilson

child:
George Howard Wilson

child:
World War II Wilson