Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Ernest Istook Biography

Title:
US Congressman (R-OK)
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Jan. 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member of the House Appropriations Committee; chairman of the Transportation and Treasury Appropriations Subcommittee; appointed to the Select Committee on Homeland Security, 1993-present
  • Elected to Congress, 1992
  • Served the Oklahoma State Legislature, 1986-1992
  • City Councilman, Oklahoma City suburb of Warr Acres and sat on board of the Oklahoma City/County Library system, 1982-1986
  • Director of Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and Assistant Legal Counsel to Governor Boren, 1977-1978
Education:
  • JD, Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1976
  • BA, Journalism, Baylor University, 1971
Other:
  • Married, 5 children, 4 grandchildren
Quoted in:
  1. Would Amending the US Constitution to Allow for a Moment of Silence or Voluntary Prayer in Public School Undermine the First Amendment?