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Unitarian or Universalist Politicians in Oklahoma

  Curtis France Bryan — also known as Curtis F. Bryan — of Tulsa, Tulsa County, Okla. Born in Sapulpa, Creek County, Okla. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; oil business; banker; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956. Unitarian. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Vaughn R. Bryan and Bessie Lucas (France) Bryan; married, May 22, 1924, to Lulu Frances Smith.
  William Townsend Pheiffer (1898-1986) — also known as William T. Pheiffer — of Amarillo, Potter County, Tex.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Purcell, Chickasaw Nation County, Indian Territory (now McClain County, Okla.), July 15, 1898. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; candidate for Oklahoma state senate 2nd District, 1924; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1932; U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1941-43; defeated, 1942; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic, 1953-57. Unitarian. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., August 16, 1986 (age 88 years, 32 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
Byron D. Shear Byron Delos Shear (1869-1929) — also known as Byron D. Shear — of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla. Born in Hillsboro, Vernon County, Wis., April 12, 1869. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Oklahoma City, Okla., 1918-19; delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1924. Unitarian. Died, from a heart attack, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Okla., June 9, 1929 (age 60 years, 58 days). Interment at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas J. Shear and Emergene (Woodbury) Shear; brother of Myrta Viola Shear (who married Oscar A. Mitscher); married, February 26, 1892, to Hulda Ludwig; married 1899 to Ida Malinda Cunningham; uncle of Marc Andrew Mitscher.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: City of Oklahoma City
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