Sam P. Daniel


While living in Oklahoma City during his grade school days, Sam P. Daniel was a neighbor of federal judge Alfred P. Murrah. Sam’s parents traveled frequently, so he spent many nights at the Murrah home. Sam loved the judge like a father and decided at an early age to follow in his footsteps. It was the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that was the target of the Oklahoma City bomber on April 19, 1995.

Sam earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. An Augustinian priest at Cascia Hall in Tulsa suggested Sam needed to grow up a bit and that he would need a Jesuit education at Georgetown. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1959 and eventually joined the Doerner Saunders Daniel & Anderson law firm in Tulsa. He now has more than 50 years of experience in matters of oil & gas law, family law and general civil litigation.

Sam has been a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers since 1981, which is by selection. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1983 and was president of the Tulsa County Bar Association.

He has enjoyed fly-fishing and bird hunting for many years. His collection of 37 species of North American migratory waterfowl, each one hunted by Sam, is now on display at Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve near Bartlesville.

Sam has also been honored as the 24th recipient of the Nature Works Wildlife Stewardship Award.

Interview with Sam P. Daniel

Program Credits:
Sam P. Daniel — Interviewee
John Erling — Interviewer
Mel Myers — Announcer

Honest Media
Mel Myers — Audio Editor

Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
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Laura Hyde — Upload Coordinator

Date Created: January 18, 2016

Date Published: July 15, 2019

Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.

Tags: Alcoholism, Pearl Harbor, Alfred P. Murrah, Cascia Hall, 1921 Race Massacre, Harry Truman, President Eisenhower, Senator Kerr, Vietnam, Harold Stuart, Senator Kennedy, W.K. Warren, Cities Service, Woolaroc Museum, Duck Hunting