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Theodore Marshall "Ted" Risenhoover
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Section C19 Site 382. ..Former congressman and Tahlequah newspaper publisher, Theodore "Ted" Marshall Risenhoover, 71, died Sunday at the Claremore Veterans Center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at Fort Gibson National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Risenhoover represented the Second Congressional District from 1974 until 1978 and later served as an assistant to the secretary of defense in Washington, D.C., until his retirement from the Pentagon in 1981. He founded the Pictorial Press in 1963 and served as its publisher until 1980.He was a 1952 graduate of Stigler High School, and earned a degree in political science from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He spent eight years in the U.S. Air Force with duties in Europe and at the Strategic Air Command in Omaha, Neb.He was was born in Haskell County Nov. 3, 1934, to J.D. Risenhoover and Allene (Westbrook) Risenhoover. Risenhoover was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother. He is survived by his daughter, Niki Risenhoover of Delmar, Del.; son, William Jacob Risenhoover of Muskogee; two grandsons, Alex and Taylor Risenhoover of Muskogee; his brother, Bill Risenhoover and wife Rose Ann of Jenks; his sister, Berthalou McDaniel of Tulsa; brother Marvin Risenhoover and wife Linda of Tahlequah; as well as numerous nephews and their families.....Article published in the Claremore Daily Progress Sept. 12, 2006
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