William Dexter Halfhill, who has been a representative of the legal fraternity for a period covering forty-three years, took up his abode in Muskogee in 1904 and has here since engaged in general civil practice, in which connection he has built up a clientage of enviable proportions. He is a native of Morrow county, Ohio, and a son of Moses and Lydia (Kingman) Halfhill, the former a farmer by occupation. The public schools afforded him his early educational advantages and on attaining his majority he began teaching school. This he considered but an initial step to other professional labor; however, and preparing for law practice, was admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1878. Through the succeeding ten years he followed the profession at Van Wert, Ohio, in association with Colonel I. N. Alexander and then removed to Winfield, Kansas, where he remained until 1904. That year witnessed his arrival in Muskogee, Oklahoma, then Indian Territory, where he has been continuously engaged in practice to the present time.
Mr. Halfhill has been twice married. He first wedded Clara V. Conover, in 1879. For his second wife he chose Bessie M. Davidson of Tennessee, who became Mrs. Halfhill in 1908.