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Andrew Gordon Curtin Bierer, Jr
Andrew Gordon Curtin Bierer, Jr
|© Guthrie Daily Leader|
|28 August 1956|
Gordon Bierer, Leading Citizen, Dies at 56.
Relatives and friends of a Guthrian who had the brilliance and intensity to 'do whatever he tried really well" were completing the funeral plans for him today.
Andrew Gordon Curtin Bierer, Jr. died last night at the McBride Hospital, in Oklahoma City. Davis Funeral Home announce that services have been set for 2:30_____at The Trinity Episcopal Church. The Right Reverand ______ will read the service and intrement services will be held at Summit View Cemetery after the funeral.
Members of the Trinity ____ will act as active and honary pall bearers. Mr Bierer was the senior ____ at the _____ Versity at his death.
The 56 year old Guthrian was prominant in his affairs here and known nationally as a corporate lawyer.
Mr. Bierer's father, established a law firm here in 1889 and later became federal judge for this district.
His son was born December 1, 1899 and went through Guthrie schools, before attending Oklahoma University, Wisconsin University and ____ Harvard Law School.
Admitted to the bar in 1925, he was active in the law firm of Bierer and Bierer, associated with his father until 1952, when his father died.
Bierer, then became senior member of the firm Bierer and Mosier, which continued an extensive practice.
His life time friends and professional associates characterized him as a brilliant student and later an even more brilliant attorney.
He was a member of Coif, Harvard Law School honorary society. A veteran of two wars, he served in the Judge Advocate Generals Office.
He served as president of the State League Of Young Democrats in 1930, was president of the Guthrie Building and Loan Association and served as general consel to the First National Bank here.
In spite of demands on his time as an attorney, Mr. Bierer served in various capacities in the Guthrie Chamber Of Commerce, was a commander of the LeBron American Legion post and was active in Masonic affairs of the state and nation. He was a 33rd degree mason.
Surviving are his wife Vinita, of the home and two sons, A.G.C. Bierer, III, 19 years old and Alva McDonald Bierer, 11 years old. Mrs. Horace Taylor of New York City, his sister was in Guthrie Tuesday.
His keen intellect found outlet in many fields, particularly as a photographer.
His excellance in photography was the natural outcome of his active mind. He was one of those people with the brilliance and intensity to do really what ever he tried.
© Guthrie Daily Leader, August 28, 1956
Earned Highest Masonic Honor
One of the many activities which characterized the life of the late Gordon Bierer, Jr. was his interest in Masonary. He was accorded the highest honors of the organization on October 23, 1953, when he was elected and received his 33rd. degree at Washington, D.C.
As a mamber of the Albert Pike Lodge Number 162, Bierer's Masonic activities began in September, 1921, in the Shrine as a member of the Jaques DeMolay class. The Supreme Council, elected him to receive the Knight Commander of Court of Honor in October, 1945.
He was a degree master of the thirty-first degree team for the past ten years. He also served as Chancellor of Oklahoma Consistory.
He also belonged to the Arabic Order of The Nobels of The Mystic Shrine at Oklahoma City, as well as the Royal Order Of Jesters Court 78, Oklahoma City.
Attesting his interest was a consistant record of active participation in Shrine activities held at the Temple througout the year.
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