Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
ISTOOK, Ernest James, Jr. (1950-)

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.

University of Oklahoma
Carl Albert Center Congressional Archives
Norman, OK
Papers: Not available to researchers at this time.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1992, 9 commercials on 4 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Ernest Istook's campaign for the 1992 U.S. congressional election in District 5 of Oklahoma, Republican Party.