William G. Stigler Edit Profile
Graduate Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1912 (life teacher’s certificate). University of Oklahoma, 1915. Student of University of Grenoble, France, 1919.
Admitted to Oklahoma bar, 1920. Practice before state district courts, Supreme Court of Oklahoma, United States District Court of Eastern Oklahoma, United States 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Court of Claims and Supreme Court of the United States. City attorney, Stigler, Oklahoma, 1920-1924.
Elected state senator, 27th senatorial district Oklahoma, 1924, reelected, 1928. President pro tem. of Oklahoma State Senate, 1931. National attorney for Choctaw Nation (Indian) 1937-1944.
Member 78th to 82d Congresses (1944-1953), 2d Oklahoma District.
Served with 90th Division, as Second lieutenant, 357th Infantry American Expeditionary Force, during World War I. Member Soldiers Relief communications of Oklahoma, 1932. Member Choctaw Tribe of Indians.
Member American Legion (department commander, Oklahoma, 1933. Member of national Executive Committee, 2 years), 40 and 8, Veterans Foreign Wars, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Mason (32°) Shriner.
Married Ona Beller, June 7, 1925. Children: Denyse, Elaine.