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Clarence Alexander Ambrister, engaged in the general practice of civil law at Muskogee, was born in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on the 10th of February, 1888, and is a son of Samuel Alexander and Sallie (Gillispie) Ambrister. The father was engaged in the operation of a cottonseed oil mill.
The son was accorded liberal educational advantages, which he pursued at Norman, Oklahoma, following the removal of the family to this state. He supplemented his early training with a university course. He became a resident of Norman in 1892 and through the intervening period has resided in this state, where he has made for himself a creditable position in legal circles. In preparation for a professional career he matriculated in the law department of the University of Missouri, from which he was graduated in December, 1909. He then opened an office in Muskogee, where he has remained, giving his attention to general civil practice. His clientage has steadily increased in volume and importance throughout the intervening period and he has been connected with much of the leading litigations heard in the courts of the district as the years have passed. He belongs to the Oklahoma State and to the American Bar Associations.
On the 11th of May, 1918, Mr. Ambrister was married to Miss Carrie Walton of Muskogee, and they have become the parents of a daughter, Caroline Walton.
Fraternally Mr. Ambrister is a Mason and an Elk. In the former organization he has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite and is also a member of the Mystic Shrine.
His life has ever conformed to the teachings and high purposes of the craft and in his chosen calling he has also held to the highest professional ethics.