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William Wallace Dawson,

William Wallace Dawson, American Lawyer, partner ( law: pract. & administration)lawyer, state legislator. Recipient U. Oklahoma President's Leadership award; U. Tennessee College Law Certified Outstanding Achievement, Legal Clinic Certified of Merit; National Found.March of Dimes Distinguished Volunteer Leadership award, 1975.

Background

Dawson,, William Wallace was born on August 13, 1943 in Vinita, Oklahoma, United States. Son of William Wallace and Imogene Marie (Cagle) Dawson.

Education

Bachelor, Oklahoma State University, 1966. Master of Arts, Oklahoma State University, 1968. Juris Doctor, University Tennessee, 1973.

Postgraduate, Ohio State University, 1970.

Career

Methodist minister Earlsboro, Cushing and Glencoe, Oklahoma, 1962—1966. Instructor Central State University, Edmond, 1967—1969. Assistant professor Pennsylvania State University, Erie, 1970—1971.

Staff Oklahoma Court Criminal Appeals, 1973. Partner Dawson, Cadenhead & Kite, Seminole, Oklahoma, since 1973. Member Oklahoma State Senate, 1974—1978, since 1982.

Real estate broker, auctioneer, since 1981.

Religion

Regular ceremonies enable people to open themselves to God more fully. They help people to hear God's offer and challenge ever more deeply, and to allow God to prompt and enable them to respond.

Views

As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.

Membership

Member Oklahoma State Senate, 1974-1978, 82—. Member Seminole County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association, Oklahoma Association Auctioneers, National Association Auctioneers.

Connections

Married Marie Theresa Rim, August 15, 1970. Children: William Anthony, Thomas Gregory.

Politics

God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.