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ISTOOK, Ernest James, Jr., a Representative from Oklahoma; born in Fort Worth, Tarrant County,
Tex., February 11, 1950; graduated from Castleberry High School, Ft. Worth,
Tex., 1967; B.A., Baylor University, Waco, Tex., 1971; J.D., Oklahoma City
University School of Law, Oklahoma City, 1976; lawyer, private practice;
journalist; director, Oklahoma State Alcoholic and Beverage Control Board,
1977-1978; legal counsel to Governor David L. Boren of Oklahoma, 1978; board
member, Oklahoma County, Okla., metropolitan library system, 1982-1986, and
chair, 1985-1986; member, Warr Acres, Okla., city council, 1982-1986; director,
Warr Acres, Okla., chamber of commerce; member of the Oklahoma state house of
representative, 1987-1993; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Third and
to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993-January 3, 2007); not a
candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of
Oklahoma in 2006.