Vicki Miles-LaGrange

A career public servant, Chief United States District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange wa the first African-American woman elected to the Oklahoma Senate; first woman U.S. Attorney in Oklahoma; and first African-American federal judge in the Tenth Circuit. She served as a federal judicial law clerk and as a federal and state prosecutor for the U.S. Justice Department, prosecuting Nazi war criminals and sex crimes for the Oklahoma County District Attorney. Chief Justice William Rehnquist appointed her to the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on International Judicial Relations where she used her talents and diplomacy in international judicial systems including Rwanda, China, Brazil, and Sudan. Miles-LaGrange is a Member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, inducted in 2013.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Vicki Miles-LaGrange
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

Recent Publications


A Passion for Equality: The Life of Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart was a civil rights leader in Oklahoma for almost 50 years, known for his integrity and passion for equality. He played a major role in developing civil rights policies as a national leader of the NAACP and headed the organization in Oklahoma City during times of school desegregation and integration. Stewart was highly respected for his counsel on race relations and equal job opportunity as an official with Oklahoma Natural Gas Company.