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John Howard Cantrell

lawyer , business executive.

John Howard Cantrell, lawyer, business executive.


Cantrell, John Howard was born on July 17, 1898 in Dardanelle, Arkansas, United States. Son of John Marion and Martha Jane (Bearden) Cantrell.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Oklahoma, 1921, Bachelor of Laws, 1924.


1 son, John Edward. Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1924. With firm Biddison & Campbell, Tulsa, 1924-1934. General counsel Southwestern Bell Telephone Сompany, Oklahoma City, 1934-1954.

Vice president, general counsel C.R. Anthony Company, Oklahoma City, 1954-1960. With firm Cantrell, Douglass, Thompson & Wilson, Oklahoma City, 1960-1975. Of counsel Thompson, Thompson, Harbour, Nance & Selfph, Oklahoma City, 1975-1980.


Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.


Member Oklahoma City Charter Revision Committee, 1954. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1918-1919. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (Oklahoma chairman 1970-1971), American Bar Foundation (Oklahoma chairman 1970-1971).

Member American (state delegate 1942-1946), Oklahoma (president 1941-1942), Oklahoma County (president 1938), Tulsa County (president 1931) bar associations, Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce (chairman governmental relations div. 1954), American Legion, Order of Coif, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Rotarian.; Club: Beacon.


Married Lucille Josephine Farish, June 6, 1925.

John Marion Cantrell

Martha Jane (Bearden) Cantrell

Lucille Josephine Farish