Richard James (Oklahoma politician)

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Richard James (February 8, 1926 – July 17, 2013) was an American politician and lawyer.

Born near Prague, Oklahoma, James served in the United States Navy during World War II. He received his degree in mathematics from Tulane University and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma Law School. He practiced law in Stroud, Oklahoma and served as the Stroud city attorney. He served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives 1951–1954 as a Republican. In 1967 he was appointed a special justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He also served on the boards of regents for Oklahoma's colleges and universities. He died in Stroud, Oklahoma.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Richard James-obituary
  2. ^ 'Rites held for Richard James, veteran attorney, former state lawmaker,' Tulsa World Tim Stanley, July 24, 2013