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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
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?