Bower Broaddus, attorney and counselor at law, devoting his attention to civil law practice in Muskogee, was born in Chillicothe, Missouri, May 30, 1888, a son of Elbridge Jackson and Emma (Hollingsworth) Broaddus, the former also a member of the bar.
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Liberal educational opportunities were accorded Bower Broaddus, who obtained his more advanced training in the Missouri State University and in the Kansas City School of Law, from which he was graduated in 1910. Seeking the opportunities of the growing southwest he came to Muskogee in the same year and here opened a law office. Through the intervening period he has devoted his attention to professional duty and has largely concentrated his efforts upon civil law. He displays marked ability in this connection, preparing his cases thoroughly and carefully and presenting his cause with clearness and force.
On the 31st of January, 1917, Mr. Broaddus was married to Miss Harriett Ann Noland of Richmond, Kentucky, and they have become the parents of two children: Bower, Jr., and Elbridge Sidney.
Mr. Broaddus belongs to the Masonic fraternity and to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.
He is well known in professional circles as a member of the Muskogee, Oklahoma State and American Bar Associations. He holds to the highest ethical standards of the profession and is a lawyer of marked ability, while in every relation of life he enjoys the confidence, respect and good will of those who know him.