Biography of George K. Powell

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George K. Powell, member of the Muskogee bar, was born in Minneapolis, Kansas, a son of Samuel Joseph and Louisa (Rivers) Powell, the former a real estate dealer long connected with that line of business in support of his family.

George K. Powell pursued his early education in the public and high schools of his native city and afterward entered the University of Kansas, from which he was graduated on the completion of a classical course in 1901, while in 1904 he received his professional degree, having for three years devoted his attention to the study of law. In April, 1905, he came to Muskogee and through the intervening period has remained in this city. Prior to this time he had spent two years in the law office of George K. Powell of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, before completing his course in the law department of the University of Kansas. His training and experience were thorough and constituted an excellent preparation for his professional activities here. He has confined his attention to civil law practice and is thoroughly familiar with every phase of that branch of jurisprudence. He prepares his cases with notable precision and care and never seems to lose sight of any detail bearing upon the cause, while at the same time he gives due emphasis to that important point upon which the decision of every case finally turns. He is a well known member of the Muskogee Bar Association and the Oklahoma State Bar Association and his contemporaries in practice recognize his fidelity at all times to the highest ethical standards of the pro-fession. He is now attorney for various corporations.

On the 15th of November, 1905, Mr. Powell was married to Miss Ada West of Minneapolis, Kansas, and they are widely and favorably known in the city in which they make their home. Mr. Powell greatly enjoys a fishing or hunting trip and thereby gains rest and recreation from the onerous cares of an active professional career. He belongs to the Wauhillau Club and is President of the club. He likewise belongs to the Muskogee Rifle Club and bas always displayed great appreciation for the social amenities of life.

MLA Source Citation:

Benedict, John Downing. Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922. Web. 28 January 2015. - Last updated on Dec 18th, 2011

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