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Thomas J. Kenan - Securities Counsel

Thomas J. Kenan, born on January 12, 1932, has spent the last 36 years practicing securities and corporate law in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  After graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 1953 with a B.A. in philosophy, he served for three years as a U. S. naval officer, the last two of such years as the chief engineering officer of a U. S. Navy destroyer. 

He graduated from Oklahoma University’s College of Law in 1958 at the top of his class and accepted a Ford Foundation scholarship to study comparative law at N. Y. U.  In 1958 he married his wife, Marilyn Chatman of Norman, Oklahoma, and received a master of comparative law degree from N. Y. U.   He received a Fulbright scholarship and another Ford Foundation scholarship to study comparative constitutional law at the University of Paris during the 1959-60 scholastic year.  In 1960-61 he was an associate in the New York City law offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton. 

During 1962-1966 he was the legislative assistant in Washington. D.C. to U. S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Carl Albert.  He returned to Oklahoma in late 1966 and has practiced law there until today.  He and his wife, Marilyn, have two offspring, a daughter, Dr. Mary Kenan, who is a practicing clinical psychologist on the faculty of  Baylor Medical School in Houston, Texas, and a son, Dr. Joseph Kenan, a practicing psychiatrist in Beverly Hills, California and a faculty member of U.C.L.A.’s School of Medicine.

Thomas J. Kenan
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