Biography of Judge Glenn Alcorn

Judge Glenn Alcorn of Muskogee, who formerly occupied the bench of the county court and is now giving his attention to the practice of civil law, was born in Clark county, Kansas, June 10, 1886, a son of Steward Tackett and May (Cummings) Alcorn. The father was a farmer, devoting his life to that occupation.

Judge Alcorn was educated in the schools of Perry, Oklahoma, the family removing to this state during his early boyhood. Later he attended the University of Iowa, from which he was graduated with the class of 1908, his broad literary learning serving as an excellent foundation for his later professional training. Entering the law department of the University of Michigan, he there qualified for the bar by a four years’ course, which he completed by graduation with the class of 1912. Immediately afterward he returned to Oklahoma, settling in Muskogee, where during the intervening period of nine years he has successfully engaged in practice, making steady progress in his profession, so that he now stands in the front rank among the able attorneys in his section of the state. In 1915 he filled the office of assistant county attorney and the following year was elected county judge. He made an excellent record on the bench by the fairness and impartiality of his decisions, but after some years retired, and resumed his private practice, which is now very extensive and of a most important character.

On the 24th of October, 1915, in Vinita, Oklahoma, Judge Alcorn was married to Miss Lucille Milford. Fraternally he is connected with the Masons, the Elks and the Woodmen of the World and also with the Phi Alpha Delta, a college fraternity. During the World war he entered the United States army, enlisting on the 30th of August, 1918, and was discharged on the 10th of December, following, owing to the signing of the armistice. He was a private of Company A, Second Regiment, U. S. Infantry. He belongs to the various bar associations and his colleagues and contemporaries regard him as a most able and ethical representative of the profession. His leisure hours are largely devoted to golf but nothing is allowed to interfere with consistent attention to his professional duties and interests and he has done much to uphold the legal standards of the community.


Benedict, John Downing. Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922.

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