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Biography of W. W. Powell

For the past two years W. W. Powell has been city attorney of Pryor. He ranks high among the prominent lawyers of the Oklahoma bar and he has built up a large and distinctively representative clientage. He has concentrated his time, energies and attention upon his professional duties and the work that he has done as advocate and counselor indicates clearly his familiarity with the principles of jurisprudence and an analytical power that enables him to correctly apply those principles to the question under consideration. He was born in Black Jack Hill, Arkansas, on the 31st of December, 1865, a son of Richard H. and Jane (Temple) Powell. Mr. Powell was a prominent and representative member of the legal profession and was a lawyer and circuit judge for thirty years. He also served a brief term on the supreme bench of Arkansas. The demise of the father occurred at Fort Smith in 1917. Mrs. Powell passed away in 1869. Three sons and three daughters were born to their union of whom W. W. Powell was the youngest. W. W. Powell received his early education in the public and private schools of Arkansas and later enrolled in the State University of Arkansas, from which institution he was graduated with the A. B. degree in 1888. He immediately started in to practice his profession and located at Greenwood, Arkansas, where he remained until 1892. In that year he went to Washington, D. C., as private secretary to Congressman Neill of the Sixth district of Arkansas, and he was active in that position for two years. At the termination of that time...

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