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Gerald Brown Klein, American lawyer.


Klein, Gerald Brown was born on November 7, 1902 in North Liberty, Ohio, United States. Son of William and Ida (Brown) Kleinknecht.


Student Tulsa U., 1920-1921. Bachelor of Arts, Miami University, Ohio, 1924. Bachelor of Laws, Cumberland U., 1928.


1 son, Tomas Abbott. Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1928, Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1950. Practice in Tulsa, 1928-1968. Member firm Houston, Klein & Davidson, 1945-1968.

General counsel Home Federal Savings & Loan Association, Tulsa. Secretary, counsel General Television, Inc. Director Hanna Lumber Company Faculty Oklahoma School Business, 1936-1942, U. Tulsa Law School, 1946-1958.

Active United Service Organizations, American Red Cross, Community Fund. President Oklahoma Bar Foundation, 1957-1958. Trustee Oklahoma National Guard Armory of Tulsa.


Served from captain lieutenant colonel, United States Army Air Force, 1942-1945. Fellow American Bar Foundation, American College of Probate Counsel. Winner of dramatic teachings contest Readers Digest, 1941.

Member American, Federal, Oklahoma (president 1946, chairman of judicial appointments committee 1965), Inter-American, Tulsa County (president 1940), Tulsa County Junior (president 1932) bar associations, International Association Insurance Counsel, American Judicature Society, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce (chairman civic department 1947), Phi Kappa Tau, Sigma Delta Kappa, Tau Kappa Alpha, Pi Kappa Delta. Clubs: The Tulsa (president 1957), Southern Hills Country, University (Tulsa).


Married Marjorie Abbott, August 29, 1927.

William Kleinknecht

Ida (Brown) Kleinknecht

Marjorie Abbott