Muskogee has every reason to be proud of her bench and bar. The representatives thereof have, on the whole, been men of high character and of marked capability in the field of their chosen profession. In a calling where advancement depends entirely upon individual merit and ability Bert Edward Nussbaum has made for himself a creditable position and by reason of this his life’s story is an interesting one.
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He was born in La Porte, Indiana, February 16, 1875, and is a son of L. and Bettie (Fleishel) Nussbaum. The father was a merchant who long conducted a saddlery hardware business and thus provided for the support of the members of his household.
Bert E. Nussbaum enjoyed excellent educational opportunities, supplementing a course in the University of Notre Dame in Indiana by further study in the University of Michigan. It was in the latter institution that he pursued his law course Sand was admitted to practice at the Michigan bar in 1896. Three years later he removed to Chicago, where he opened a law office, this being his initial step in the field of his profession, for following his graduation he had gone abroad and had traveled quite extensively in Europe on account of ill health.
He dates his residence in Muskogee from 1907 and through the intervening period of fourteen years has continued in general practice. He thoroughly studies his cases and presents his evidence in clear and forceful manner, seldom failing to win the verdict desired. He is a member of the Muskogee and Oklahoma State Bar Associations and his contemporaries in the profession acknowledge his close adherence to high professional standards.
On the 1st of June, 1921, Mr. Nussbaum was married to Mrs. Olive Lattin Murray of Muskogee. Mr. Nussbaum is very fond of the game of golf and is frequently seen on the links, when the demands of his profession afford him leisure. He has traveled extensively, both in America and Europe, gaining that broad knowledge and culture which cannot be as quickly secured in any other way.
He is the president of the Muskogee Law Library and he is identified with Masonry as a member of lodge and chapter. He also belongs to the Muskogee Country Club and his friends in that and other organizations are legion-in fact, wherever he is known he wins the high regard, confidence and goodwill, of all with whom he comes into contact.