William Grady Stigler
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Oklahoma's 2nd district
March 28, 1944 – August 21, 1952
|Preceded by||John C. Nichols|
|Succeeded by||Ed Edmondson|
|Member of the Oklahoma Senate|
|Born||July 7, 1891|
Stigler, Haskell County, Indian Territory
|Died||August 21, 1952 (aged 61)|
Stigler, Haskell County, Oklahoma
|Spouse(s)||Ona Beller Stigler|
|Children||Denyse Stigler Elaine Stigler|
|Alma mater||Northeastern State College|
University of Oklahoma College of Law
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1918-1919 (US Army)|
1925-1938 (Oklahoma National Guard)
|Unit||357th Infantry Regiment of the 90th Division|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
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.
- List of Native Americans in the United States Congress
- List of United States Congress members who died in office (1950–99)
- Bio connected with the University of Oklahoma special collections collection on Stigler
- "William G. Stigler". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "William G. Stigler". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "William G. Stigler". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "William G. Stigler". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to William G. Stigler.|
- United States Congress. "William G. Stigler (id: S000923)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-03-24
- William G. Stigler Collection and Photograph Series at the Carl Albert Center
- "William G. Stigler". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-03-24.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
John C. Nichols
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district
March 28, 1944 — August 21, 1952