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Walter James Arnote, American lawyer. Decorated Legion of Merit; Croix de Guerre with gold star (France); Military Cross of Valor (Italy).


Arnote, Walter James was born on January 19, 1905 in McAlester, Oklahoma, United States. Son of James Samuel and Stella (Rock) Arnote.


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws, Oklahoma U., 1928. Student Harvard Law School, 1929.


1 daughter, Christie (Mistress Tony Ashmore). Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1928, since practiced in McAlester. Partner firm Arnote, Bratton & Allford, 1929-1965.

City attorney, McAlester, 1949-1965. Director attorney First National Bank McAlester, Oklahoma Automatic Telephone Сompany. Secretary treasurer, director, attorney Great Lake Oil & Gas Company.

Director Mid-Continent Casualty Company Mayor of McAlester, 1946-1947.


Served lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member of the American, Oklahoma (president 1961), Pittsburgh County (president 1946) bar associations, U. Oklahoma College Law Association (president 1959), National Conference Bar Presidents, McAlester Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, Veterans Foreign Wars, Harvard Law School Association, Oklahoma U. Alumni Association Beta Kappa, Kappa Alpha.

Member Christian Church. Mason (33 degree), Elk. Clubs: Country, Fin and Feather, Knife and Fork (McAlester).


Married Jean Black, January 30, 1939.

James Samuel Arnote

Stella (Rock) Arnote

Jean Black