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Jon Tom Staton, American judge. Bar: Oklahoma 1980, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1981, United States District Court (western and eastern districts) Oklahoma 1980, United States District Court (northern district) Oklahoma 1989, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1984. With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member Oklahoma Bar Association, American Association School Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa (Oklahoma president 1961-1962).

Background

Staton, Jon Tom was born on January 7, 1933 in Hollis, Oklahoma, United States. Son of William Francis and Sarah Elizabeth (Clark) Staton.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1954. Master of Education, Oklahoma University, 1959. Doctor of Education, Oklahoma University, 1962.

Juris Doctor, Oklahoma City University, 1979.

Career

Teacher, coach, City Schools, Roswell, New Mexico, 1956-1960;director general services, U. Oklahoma, Norman, 1961-1962;professor, Control Missouri U., Warrensburg, 1962;superintendent schools, Mountain Grove (Missouri) Schools, 1963-1967;superintendent schools, Muskogee (Oklahoma) Schools, 1967-1974;private practice lawyer, Muskogee, 1979-1989, 91-93;associate district judge, State of Oklahoma, Hobart, 1989-1991;associate district judge, State of Oklahoma, Waurika, since 1993. Visiting professor Drury College, Springfield, Missouri, 1966.

Religion

Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith.

Politics

God, in His permissive will, may allow political leaders, both in biblical times and the present day, to enact policies that are opposed to His revealed will.

Views

Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

Membership

With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member Oklahoma Bar Association, American Association School Administrators, Phi Delta Kappa (Oklahoma president 1961-1962).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: art collecting.

Connections

Married Dorothy Carolyn Brown, December 10, 1933. Children: Kelsey, Kevin, Sarah Dee Staton Click.