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Charles L. Albright
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Submitted by: Jo Aguirre



Alva Cemetery

Alva Charles L. Albright, former state senator and representative, died Sunday in a Clovis, New Mexico, hospital. He was 82.

Albright was born April 23, 1900, in Hazelton, Kansas, the son of Jonathan and Rose Stark Albright. He and Mary Helen Summers were married in 1920 in Kiowa, Kansas. She died in 1944.

Albright operated a service station in Capron before moving to Alva in 1933. In 1930, he was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives and later to the Oklahoma Senate, serving under for governors, Murray, Marland, Phillips and Kerr.

He was also state coordinator for Kerr when he was a candidate for United States Senator and served as state coordinator for Jack and Bobby Kennedy when they campaigned for the presidency.

Albright served on the Planning and Resources Board for four years under Governor Gary.

In 1946, Albright was married to Elizabeth Elliott in Tulsa. Mrs. Albright died in 1977.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, Staff Sergeant Buddy Albright, killed in 1944 during World War I I, and Colonel Dick Albright, who served in Vietnam, in 1971; a brother, Sergeant Harold Albright in 1943, during World War I I.

Albright is survived by a daughter Gloria (Mrs. Ken) White, Clovis; a step son, Colonel J. R. Elliott, Homestead, Florida; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Erma Frieden, Hardtner, Kansas.

Last rites for Albright will be at 3:30 PM Wednesday with elder Kent White Jr., of the Clovis Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Dr. J. Louis Bouchard, Deacon of the Alva Sacred Heart Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Chapel of Alva.

The casket will be open at the funeral home from 1 PM to 3 PM.

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