Judge Frederick Alvin Daugherty

Judge Frederick Alvin Daugherty

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 7 Apr 2006 (aged 91)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Abbey Mausoleum
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Obituary, The Oklahoman, Apr 8, 2006:
Frederick A Daugherty, US District Judge for the Western, Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma and former Commanding General of the 45th Infantry Division, died on Apr 7, 2006.

Born Aug 18, 1914 in Oklahoma City, he graduated from Central High in 1932. He received his law degree in 1933 from Cumberland University in Lebanon TN with post-graduate study at Oklahoma City University and the University of Oklahoma. He was admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar in 1937 and was a member of the law firm, Ames, Daugherty, Bynum and Black.

Governor Raymond Gary appointed him to be an Oklahoma State Judge in 1955, serving until 1961 when he was appointed US District Judge for the Western, Eastern and Northern Districts of Oklahoma by President John F Kennedy.

After joining the Oklahoma National Guard in 1934, he was called to active duty in 1940. Rising from Private to Major General, and Commander of the 45th Infantry Division, he served both World War II and the Korean War.
Of his many Military decorations, he was most proud of his Combat Infantryman's Badge. He played a major role in the establishment of the 45th Infantry Museum in 1974 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1974-1984, Emeritus 1980 to present.

Among his many civic activities, he served as Chairman of the Oklahoma County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and was a member of the National Board of Governors. He was elected Life Member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. He served as President of the United Fund, President of the Community Council, and was a member of the Executive Members of the Board of Governors of Oklahoma Heritage Association. He was President of Kiwanis Club and served as Lt-Governor of the Texas-Oklahoma District.

His many awards included Sertoma Club "Award of Mankind," Chamber of Commerce "Outstanding Citizen," Big Brothers "Citizenship Award," University of Oklahoma "Distinguished Service Citation," Oklahoma City University "Honorary LLB," and Justice Marion P Opala Award for Lifetime Achievement in Law, Cumberland School of Law "Distinguished Alumni Citation," Oklahoma Christian College "Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree," Rogers State College "Constitution Award," Oklahoma County Historical Society "Pathfinders Award." He was also inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame.

He was a Scottish Rite Mason and served in many leadership positions, including Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Oklahoma. He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity. He was a member of All Soul's Episcopal Church and served as Senior Warden.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Betsy; brother-in-law, W Dave Amis Jr and wife, Susan and their family. Preceded in death by parents, Charles L and Felicia Daugherty; brother, Philip E Daugherty and his first wife, Marjorie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the 45th Infantry Museum, 2145 NE 36, Oklahoma City 73104; American Red Cross, Central Oklahoma Chapt, 601 NE 6th, OKC 73104; or the charity of your choice. At his request, there will be a private family service.

Wife #1: Marjorie Green Daugherty 1923-1964

Wife #2: Elizabeth (Betsy) Amis, married Dec 15, 1965

Ref: Obituary by John Greiner, The Oklahoman, Apr 8, 2006, page 1A.

Ref: Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture (on-line)

Ref: 10th Circuit History (on-line)

Ref: Judgepedia.org (on-line)

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