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Phi Delta Theta
Politician members in Oklahoma

  John Quincy Adams (b. 1900) — also known as John Q. Adams — of Harlingen, Cameron County, Tex. Born in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla., June 7, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Lions; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Dean Burch (b. 1927) — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. Born in Enid, Garfield County, Okla., December 20, 1927. Republican. Lawyer; Chairman of Republican National Committee, 1964-65; member, Federal Communications Commission, 1969-74; chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1969-74. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Blue Key. Still living as of 1974.
  Relatives: Son of Bert Alexander Burch and Leola (Atkisson) Burch; married, July 7, 1961, to Patricia Meeks.
  Burnett Hayden Crawford (b. 1922) — also known as B. Hayden Crawford — of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla., June 29, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1954-58; candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1960, 1962. Presbyterian. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Kiwanis; Navy League; Reserve Officers Association; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Freemasons. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Burnett Hayden Crawford and Margaret Sara (Stevenson) Crawford; married, June 5, 1946, to Alyn Carolyn McCann.
  Leverett Edwards (b. 1902) — of Oklahoma; Washington, D.C. Born in New Cordell, Washita County, Okla., January 20, 1902. Oklahoma state attorney general, 1926-27. Member, Phi Delta Phi; Phi Delta Theta; American Bar Association. Burial location unknown.
  Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton (1896-1957) — also known as Maxwell M. Hamilton — of Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, Calif. Born in Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Okla., December 20, 1896. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Vice Consul in Canton, 1922-24; U.S. Consul in Shanghai, 1925-27; U.S. Minister to Finland, 1945-47. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Delta Theta. Died November 12, 1957 (age 60 years, 327 days). Interment at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Wallace Maxwell Hamilton and May Calvin (Dobson) Hamilton; married, December 20, 1924, to Julia Fisher.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Van Heflin (1910-1971) — also known as Emmett Evan Heflin Jr. — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Walters, Cotton County, Okla., December 13, 1910. Democrat. Actor; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1948. Irish and French ancestry. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Suffered a heart attack while swimming, and died six weeks later, in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., July 23, 1971 (age 60 years, 222 days). Cremated; ashes scattered in North Pacific Ocean.
  Relatives: Son of Emmett Evan Heflin and Fanny Bleecker (Shippey) Heflin; married, May 16, 1942, to Frances E. Neal.
  See also Wikipedia article — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John William Elmer Thomas (1876-1965) — also known as J. W. Elmer Thomas — of Medicine Park, Comanche County, Okla. Born near Greencastle, Putnam County, Ind., September 8, 1876. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Oklahoma state senate, 1907-20; U.S. Representative from Oklahoma 6th District, 1923-27; defeated, 1920; U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1927-51; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952, 1956 (alternate). Christian. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Phi Delta Theta. Died in Lawton, Comanche County, Okla., September 19, 1965 (age 89 years, 11 days). Interment at Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Okla.
  Relatives: Married, September 24, 1902, to Edith Smith.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
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