Mr. Anthony M. “Tony” Massad
Anthony M. “Tony” Massad, an attorney, former member of the Oklahoma Senate and graduate of the Oklahoma Military Academy from Frederick, Okla., is the recipient of this year’s Constitution Award at Rogers State University.
Massad is a 1947 graduate of OMA, the predecessor institution of RSU.
He was selected as an OMA Distinguished Alumnus in 1997 and inducted into the OMA Hall of Fame in 2000.
He received a law degree in 1955 and a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1949 from the University of Oklahoma. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the OU Foundation and the Board of Visitors of the OU Law School.
As a lifelong practicing attorney and former prosecutor in Tillman County, Okla., he is a senior member of the law firm of Massad, Evans and Kent, Inc.
He served as a senator in the Oklahoma Senate for four years. As a member of the Senate, he was a principal legislative author of judicial reform and was selected as an Outstanding Member of the Senate by the Tulsa World.
He received a Presidential Citation and also was made an honorary member of the Cherokee Nation in 1997.
He served on the City Council of Frederick and was attorney for the Frederick Public Schools for 40 years. He is the past president of the Oklahoma Bar Association and Tillman County Bar Association. He has received many honors and awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the American Bar Association, Award of Merit from the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and Governor’s Award for his service on the Oklahoma Council of Judicial Complaints.
His military service includes Retired Reserve – Major in 1968; member of the 95th Division of the Reserves in 1960; 45th Division, Reserves in 1953; overseas duty with the Second Armored Division, 1950-1952; active duty during the Korean War, 1950; Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Tank Corp, 1949; active duty, Camp Hood, Texas, Second Armored Division, 1945; and Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1943-1947.
He and his wife Mary, who are lifelong residents of Frederick, have three children and six grandchildren.