G.D. Spradlin

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Birth Name: G.D. Spradlin
Born: 08/31/1920
Birth Place: Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, USA
Death Place: San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Died: 07/24/2011

Born Aug. 31, 1920 in Pauls Valley, OK, Gervase Duan Spradlin was the son of two teachers and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Oklahoma. After serving in the Army Air Forces in China during World War II, he returned to Oklahoma to earn a law degree and became an attorney for Phillips Petroleum Co., eventually heading their legal department in Venezuela. When he moved back to the U.S. for good, Spradlin became an independent oil producer, achieving such massive multimillionaire success that he was able to retire in 1960. Determined to find a new career path that thrilled him, he directed John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in Oklahoma that same year.... Continue Bio >>

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