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Rizley, Ross

Born July 5, 1892, in Beaver County, OK
Died March 4, 1969, in Oklahoma City, OK

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
Nominated by Dwight D. Eisenhower on February 10, 1956, to a seat vacated by Edgar S. Vaught. Confirmed by the Senate on March 1, 1956, and received commission on April 13, 1956. Service terminated on March 4, 1969, due to death.

Kansas City School of Law (now University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law), LL.B., 1915

Professional Career:

Private practice, Beaver, Oklahoma, 1915-1920
County attorney, Beaver County, Oklahoma, 1918-1920
Private practice, Guymon, Oklahoma, 1920-1956
Member, Guymon [Oklahoma] Board of Education, 1924-1932
City attorney, Guymon, Oklahoma, 1928-1938
State senator, Oklahoma, 1931-1934
Candidate for governor, Oklahoma, 1938
U.S. representative from Oklahoma, 1941-1949
Solicitor, U.S. Post Office Department, 1953
Assistant secretary of agriculture, 1953-1954
Chairman, U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board, 1955-1956