William Grady Stigler

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William Grady Stigler

Also Known As: "We Going Stigler"
Birthplace: Stigler, Oklahoma, United States
Death: August 21, 1952 (61)
Stigler, Oklahoma, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Simeon Stigler and Mary Jane Stigler
Husband of Ona Lenore Estelle Stigler
Father of Private and Private

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About William Grady Stigler


William Grady Stigler (July 7, 1891 – August 21, 1952) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.


Stigler was of one-quarter Choctaw descent, and born the son of Joseph S. and Mary Jane Folsom Stigler in Stigler, Haskell County, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). He attended the public schools, and graduated from Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, in 1912. He also attended the law school of the University of Oklahoma at Norman.


During World War I, he served as a Second Lieutenant in the 357th Infantry Regiment of the 90th Division in 1918 and 1919, with overseas service. He attended the University of Grenoble in France during 1919.

Admitted to the Oklahoma bar association in 1920, Stigler commenced practice in Stigler, Oklahoma. He was city attorney of Stigler from 1920 to 1924. He served in the Oklahoma State Senate 1924 to 1932, serving as president pro tempore in 1931. He also served as Lieutenant Colonel in the 45th Division of the Oklahoma National Guard 1925-1938. On June 7, 1925, he married Ona Beller. The couple had two daughters, Denyse and Elaine.

Stigler was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Jack Nichols. He was reelected to the Seventy-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 28, 1944, until his death.


Stigler died in Stigler, Haskell County, Okla., August 21, 1952 (age 61 years, 45 days). He is interred at Stigler Cemetery, Stigler, Oklahoma.

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July 7, 1891
Stigler, Oklahoma, United States
August 21, 1952
Age 61
Stigler, Oklahoma, United States