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Robert Lee Berry

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Robert Lee Berry, American judge. Bar: Oklahoma bar 1931.

Background

Berry, Robert Lee was born on August 3, 1907 in Silex, Missouri, United States. Son of James Henry and Catherine Alma (Lee) Berry.

Education

University of Notre Dame. Oklahoma University (Bachelor of Laws, 1931). Assistant City Attorney, Oklahoma City, 1932-1939.

First Assistant, United States. Attorney, Western District of Oklahoma, 1961-1969. Appointed Special District Judge, 1969-1970.

Elected Associate District Judge, 1970-1973. United States. Bankruptcy Judge, Western District of Oklahoma, 1986. Judge, City of Nichols Hills, since 1987.

Delegate of the 10th Circuit to the National Convention, 1974.

Career

Private practice law, 1931-1932. Assistant municipal counselor City of Oklahoma City, 1932-1939. Title attorney Phillips Petroleum Company, 1939-1946.

Member legal department VA, 1946-1961. 1st assistant United States attorney Western District Oklahoma, 1961-1969. Special district judge Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 1969-1970, associate district judge, 1970-1973.

United States bankruptcy judge, 1973-1986. Sole practice, of counsel with Kornfeld, Franklin & Phillips, Oklahoma City, 1986-1998.

Membership

Member Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma, Allied Arts Foundation, Oklahoma Zoological Society, Oklahoma Arts Center, Oklahoma City Beautiful. Served with Judge Advisory General's Division Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (past national vice president), Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma Alumni Association, Phi Kappa Psi.

Clubs: Embassy (Oklahoma City), Mayfair (Oklahoma City), Men's Dinner (Oklahoma City), Oklahoma city Golf and Country (Oklahoma City), Committee of 100 (Oklahoma City).

Connections

Married Helen Renfrew Street, March 22, 1968.

father:
James Henry Berry

mother:
Catherine Alma (Lee) Berry

spouse:
Helen Renfrew Street