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John King Speck, American lawyer. Recipient Service to Mankind award Oklahoma City Sertoma Club, 1977.


Speck, John King was born on August 4, 1904 in Crawford, Texas, United States. Son of James Malachi and Mary (King) Speck.


Student, Okla.


Bar: Kansas, Oklahoma bars 1939. Merchandise manager Central States Power & Light Company, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 1928-1931. Commissioned agent Continental Oil Corporation, Stillwater, 1930-1933.

Owner John K. Speck (accountant), Stillwater, 1931-1935. Auditor income tax division Oklahoma Tax Commission, 1935-1937. Director income tax division Kansas Tax Commission, 1937-1940.

Practice in, Oklahoma City, 1940-1983. Senior member Speck, Philbin, Fleig, Trudgeon & Lutz, Inc. (and predecessor companies), 1955-1983.

Instructor Oklahoma City U. Law School, 1940-1941. Past president Oklahoma City Estate Planning Council, Oklahoma City Tax Lawyers Group.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Lecturer legal and tax subjects various state and regional bar insts.


Member of Executive Committee and trustee Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association (past chairman probate and tax sects.), Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma Institute Taxation (founder, director past president), Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Poetry Society, Oklahoma City Economics. Club, Christian Men’s.

Member Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (past moderator Oklahoma region. Member general board, board homeland ministries.


Married Lavon Evelyn Gildersleeve, July 14, 1929. Children: James Stanley, Carolyn Kay Speck Schnorrenberg, Bonnie Jean Speck Schroer (deceased).

James Malachi Speck

Mary (King) Speck

Lavon Evelyn Gildersleeve

Bonnie Jean Speck Schroer Speck (deceased)

Carolyn Kay Speck Schnorrenberg Speck

James Stanley Speck