Ben Bradford graduated from Connors State College in 1954. He continued his education at Northeastern State University earing a BS in Chemistry andMathematics.
He worked for Dowell Division of Dow Chemical Company as a Laboratory Assistant, Chemist, group Leader and section Leader, Chemical Purchasing Manager, Division Purchasing Manager, and Senior Development Scientist for 28 years.
Ben is a member of the American Petroleum Institute and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
He has spent many years as a volunteer in his community as a member of Sertoma Club, Catoosa Disaster Relief Coalition, and the Catoosa Education Foundation. He was a Co-‐Founder of Westville School Hall of Fame Committee and served as President of the Connors College Former Students Association.
Ben has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.) for 15 years. He has written 75 court reports and attendance at court. He worked on 13 cases for 29 children. He was chosen as C.A.S.A. of the Year for Tri-‐County C.A.S.A. and C.A.S.A. of the year for the State of Oklahoma.
Ben lives in Catoosa with his wife Merleen. They have three children: Bret, Gina, Lesa, three grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. In his free time he likes to hunt and plays in a senior league softball.