Cameron University’s annual Constitution Day observance to feature Chief Justice John Reif

Cameron University will join colleges and universities across the nation to celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17, with “Reflections on the Magna Carta,” a presentation by Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice John Reif. Constitution Day is a national observance which recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and the creation of United States citizens in 1787. The event takes place in the CETES Conference Center at 3 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge.

photo of John ReifJustice Reif was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in October 2007 by Governor Brad Henry and was elected Chief Justice for a two-year terms for 2015-16. He previously served 23 years on the Court of Civil Appeals. He started his judicial service in February 1981 as a Special District Judge for the Fourteenth Judicial District in Tulsa County. He began his legal career in 1977 with the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office, where he worked in the civil division providing general legal services to the county. Before practicing law, he provided planning and grant assistance to law enforcement agencies in the Tulsa area through the Indian Nations Council of Governments from 1974 to 1977. Reif also served as a police officer for the City of Owasso from 1973 to 1975.

Cameron’s observance of Constitution Day is sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts, the Department of History and Government, the Lawton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Student Advocates for Political Action.  

Constitution Day commemorates September 17, 1787, a key point in U.S. history, when the 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document that defined and separated powers of the federal government. For more information about Constitution Day, go to www.constitutioncenter.org.

For more information about this event, contact Lance Janda at 580-581-2517 or lancej@cameron.edu.

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September 3, 2015

PR# 15-136