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Lawyer

John A. Ruth, American lawyer. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Named National Father of Year and Oklahoma Father of Year, American National CowBelles, 1958.; Member American, Oklahoma (past section chairman), Kingfisher County (past president) bar associations, Xi Museum; Member Christian Church (elder).; Mason, Rotarian.

Background

Ruth, John A. was born on May 21, 1918 in Dover, Oklahoma, United States. Son of August Herman and Myrtle (Spindle) Ruth.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Oklahoma State University, 1939. Bachelor of Laws, University Oklahoma, 1941.

Career

Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1941. Practiced in Hennessey, 1941-1942, 46-47, Kingfisher, 1947-1972. Partner firm Reilly & Ruth, 1947-1954, Ruth & Beall, 1966-1972.

Special Justice Oklahoma Supreme Court, 1968. Founder, director, general counsel Kingfisher Bank & Trust Company Chairman Kingfisher County chapter American Red Cross, 1956-1958, Kingfisher County March of Dimes, 1953-1954. President Kingfisher Public Schools Board Education.

1st vice president Oklahoma Association Christian Churches. Founder, secretary, board directors, general counsel Kingfisher County Development Foundation Chairman Kingfisher County Republican Committee, 1954-1956.

Membership

Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Named National Father of Year and Oklahoma Father of Year, American National CowBelles, 1958. Member American, Oklahoma (past section chairman), Kingfisher County (past president) bar associations, Xi Museum.

Member Christian Church (elder). Mason, Rotarian.

Connections

Married Murrow E. Hilbish, August 12, 1942. Children: John Alan H., Deborah, Margaret.

father:
August Herman Ruth

mother:
Myrtle (Spindle) Ruth

spouse:
Murrow E. Hilbish

children:
John Alan H. Ruth

Deborah Ruth

Margaret Ruth