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Government official , Lawyer

Hugh Franklin Owens, American Lawyer, former government official. Bar: Illinois 1934, Oklahoma 1934, Texas 1952, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1964. Recipient Presidential citation, 1971; named Outstanding Oklahoman Oklahoma Economics Club, 1971.


Owens, Hugh Franklin was born on October 15, 1909 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States. Son of James Francis and Elizabeth (Turner) Owens.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Illinois, 1931; Bachelor of Laws, University Oklahoma, 1934.


Associate, Cummins, Hagenah & Flynn, Chicago, 1934-1936; associate, Rainey, Flynn, Green & Anderson, Oklahoma City, 1936-1948; partner, Hervey, May & Owens, Oklahoma City, 1948-1951; division attorney, Superior Oil Corporation, Midland, Texas, 1951-1953; general counsel, National Associate Petroleum Company, Tulsa, 1953; private practice, Oklahoma City, 1953-1959; first administrator, Oklahoma Securities Commission, 1959-1964; commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, 1964-1973; acting chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission, 1971; chairman, board directors, Securities Investor Protection Corporation, Washington, 1973-1982; of counsel, Andrews, Davis, Legg, Bixler, Milsten & Murrah, Oklahoma City, from 1982. Member of faculty Oklahoma City U. Law School, part-time 1957-1964. Public member Oklahoma Board Public Accountancy, 1985-1987.


  • Bar: Illinois 1934, Oklahoma 1934, Texas 1952, Supreme Court of the United States Ct 1964.


Board directors Salvation Army, Oklahoma City Community Fund, 1938-1941. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, World World War II, PTO. Member American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association (honorary life), United States Junior Chamber of C. (vice president 1940-1941, director), Oklahoma City Chamber of Chamber (board directors 1938-1940), National Association RailRoad and Utility Commissioners (executive committee 1964-1973), Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Chi (Significant Sig award) Clubs: Metropolitan, Chevy Chase (Washington). Men's Dinner (Oklahoma City).


Married Louise Simon, December 27, 1934. 1 child, Julie.

James Francis Owens

Elizabeth (Turner) Owens

Louise Simon

Julie Owens