Charles R. Nesbitt

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For the New York politician, see Charles H. Nesbitt.
Charles Nesbitt
Oklahoma Secretary of Energy
In office
1991–1995
Governor David Walters
Succeeded by Carl Michael Smith
Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner
In office
1969–1975
Governor Dewey F. Bartlett
David Hall
9th Attorney General of Oklahoma
In office
1963–1967
Governor Henry Bellmon
Preceded by Mac Q. Williamson
Succeeded by G.T. Blankenship
Personal details
Born August 30, 1921
Miami, Oklahoma
Died July 25, 2007(2007-07-25) (aged 85)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Margot Nesbitt
Profession Lawyer
Religion Episcopalian

Charles R. Nesbitt (August 30, 1921 – July 25, 2007) was an Oklahoma attorney and politician. Nesbitt held several political positions in the Oklahoma state government, having served as the 9th Attorney General of Oklahoma (1963-1967), a member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (1969-1975), and as Oklahoma Secretary of Energy under Governor David Walters (1991-1995).

Biography[edit]

Nesbitt was born in Miami, Oklahoma, in 1921. His father was Charles, also an attorney, and his mother was Irma Wilhelmi Nesbitt. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1942, then left to serve in the army under General George S. Patton. Upon leaving the army, he enrolled in law school at Yale University and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1947, shortly after working under a district judge Bower Broaddus. He soon after went into private practice and was also involved in politics. His wife, Margot, is a retired Episcopal priest formerly of St. Paul's Cathedral in Oklahoma City.[1]

Political office holdings[edit]

Death[edit]

Charles Nesbitt died on July 5, 2007 at the age of 85. His wife, Margot, is still alive, healthy, and continues to serve at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Nesbitt was married to his wife, Margot, with whom he had three children: Douglas Nesbitt, Nancy Nagle and Carolyn Gresham-Fiegel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ex-state official, civic leader dies" Oklahoman, The (Oklahoma City, OK) - Saturday, July 7, 2007
  2. ^ http://www.oag.state.ok.us/oagweb.nsf/allphotosbyUNID/04CA90D5AC59797C862572B90053D255?OpenDocument&Category=Previous%20Attorneys%20General
Political offices
Preceded by
Mac Q. Williamson
Attorney General of Oklahoma
1963–1967
Succeeded by
G. T. Blankenship
Preceded by
Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner
1969–1975
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Oklahoma Secretary of Energy
Under Governor David Walters

1991–1995
Succeeded by
Carl Michael Smith
Party political offices
Preceded by
Mac Q. Williamson
Democratic nominee for Attorney General of Oklahoma
1962
Succeeded by