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Biography of Q. B. Boydstun

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Q. B. Boydstun, attorney-at-law, practicing as a member of the firm of Mountecastle & Boydstun at Fort Gibson, Muskogee County, is a native son of Oklahoma, his birth having occurred at Caddo, Bryan County, December 8, 198. His parents were R. B. and A. R. (Massengill) Boydstun, the former a native of Tennessee, while the latter was born in Texas. The father is a rancher and stock-man, who came to the Indian Territory with his parents in the year 1872 and has since given his attention to the management of his ranch and to stock raising. For the past twenty-four years he has lived in Bryan County and prior to that period resided in the Cherokee strip.

Q. B. Boydstun, spending his youthful days under the parental roof, completed his public school education by study in the Caddo high school and afterward entered the University of Oklahoma in preparation for the bar. He was graduated with the law class of June 10, 1919. He then came to Fort Gibson, where he entered into partnership with R. M. Mountecastle and through the intervening period they have practiced continuously and successfully. Mr. Boydstun was the youngest man to graduate in law from the State University up to that time and not having attained his majority it was necessary for him to secure a permit to practice. He was admitted to the bar in March, 1920, and has since followed his profession, making steady advance, the cases which he has tried demonstrating his ability to cope with the intricate and involved problems of the law. His partner, Mr. Mountcastle, is United States commissioner with offices in Muskogee.

On the 23d of June, 1921, Mr. Boydstun was united in marriage to Miss Floy Lucille Clark, a daughter of J. E. and Roe (Stone) Clark, who came to Oklahoma from Huntsville; Arkansas, in the year 1907, her father now operating a bus line between Fort Gibson and Muskogee.

Mr. Boydstun has figured quite prominently in public affairs. He has served as Mayor of Fort Gibson and also as justice of the peace, and he is now the secretary of the local Chamber of Commerce. He belongs to Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, and he is a member, of the County and State Bar Associations. His political endorsement is given to the Democratic Party, and his religious faith is manifest in his membership in the Presbyterian Church. He is yet a young man but already has become well established in his profession, his progress and success being assured.


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