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Lawyer

Harley William Van Cleave, American lawyer. Recipient Distinguished Service awards City of Tulsa, 1959, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 1949, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1964, Multiple Scierosis Society, 1958. Member Civilian Production Administration Board, 1947-1948; Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946; Member American, Oklahoma, Tulsa County bar associations, Tulsa Law; Mason (32°, Shriner), Elk.

Background

Cleave, Harley William Van was born on July 21, 1907 in Davis, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Thomas Jefferson and Bessie (Henderson) Van Cleave.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma State University, 1931. Associate B. Commercial Science, Oklahoma School Accountancy and Finance, 1934. Bachelor of Laws, Tulsa U., 1939.

Career

Accountant, attorney Tidewater Associate Oil Corporation, Tulsa, 1932-1950. Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1940, since practiced in Tulsa. Partner Van Cleave, Gresham, Liebier, Dalton & Bivens, 1950-1973.

Chairman Oklahoma Bar Seminars.

Religion

Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.

Politics

When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

Views

The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.

Membership

Member Civilian Production Administration Board, 1947-1948. Served to captain United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946. Member American, Oklahoma, Tulsa County bar associations, Tulsa Law.

Mason (32°, Shriner), Elk.

Connections

Married Thelma Florence Smith, August 5, 1933.

father:
Thomas Jefferson Cleave

mother:
Bessie (Henderson) Van Cleave

spouse:
Thelma Florence Smith