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Lawyer

John Embry, American lawyer. Bar: Oklahoma 1927. Decorated Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Army Commendation medal.

Background

Embry, John was born on July 13, 1905 in Sparks, Oklahoma, United States. Son of James Alva and Ivy Ramsey (Boatwright) Embry.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University Okla, 1927. Juris Doctor, University Oklahoma, 1970.

Career

Partner Embry & Embry, Chandler, Oklahoma, 1927—1929, 1933—1940. County attorney Lincoln County, 1929—1933. Enlisted Oklahoma National Guard, 1925, advanced to colonel, 1947.

Commissioned captain United States Army, 1947, advanced through grades to colonel, 1950, retired, 1960. Partner Miskovsky, Sullivan & Embry, and Miskovsky, Oklahoma City, 1961—1971. Of counsel Miskovsky, Sullivan & Taylor, since 1971, law consultant, since 1971.

City attorney City of Chandler, 1936—1940.

Achievements

  • Bar: Oklahoma 1927.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: History of the Virgil Rice Embry Family, 1976, My Most Interesting Experiences of World War II, 1976, History of Robert Anderson Boatwright Family, 1981, Military History Exhibit at Lincoln County Historial Society, 1981-1983.

Religion

The relationship with God in Covenant is like a marriage between human beings – both as a community and as individuals – on the one side and God in Christ on the other.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

Views

God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of their ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.

Membership

Board directors 45th Infantry Division Museum, 1975—1984, Lincoln County History Association, 1974—1977. Member Federal, Oklahoma, Oklahoma County bar associations, Retired Officers Association, 45th Infantry Division Association (national president), Military Order World Wars, National Association Armed Services, American Legion, Okla University Alumni Association, Order of Coif, Delta Upsilon, Phi Alpha Delta.

Connections

Married Martha Jeanette Verser, June 30, 1934.

father:
James Alva Embry

mother:
Ivy Ramsey (Boatwright) Embry

spouse:
Martha Jeanette Verser