John F. Reif
John F. Reif is a justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He was appointed by Governor of Oklahoma Brad Henry on October 22, 2007, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of former Justice Robert E. Lavender.
Prior to his appointment to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Reif served on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals for nearly two decades and as a special district judge. He had retired from the court and was working as an adjunct professor at Oral Roberts University when he was appointed.
Early life and career
Born on June 19, 1951, Reif earned both his law and bachelor's degrees at the University of Tulsa, receiving the former in 1977. He served as the assistant district attorney for Tulsa County, Oklahoma after his graduation until he was appointed as special judge to Oklahoma's Fourteenth Judicial District.
- Oklahoma State Court Network, "Supreme Court of Oklahoma," p. 8 (accessed June 23, 2010).
- Office of Governor Brad Henry, "Gov. Henry Appoints Reif to Supreme Court," October 19, 2007 (accessed June 23, 2010).
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