Ernest James Istook, Jr.

Distinguished Fellow at Heritage Foundation

Ernest James Istook, Jr.

Ernest James Istook, Jr.

Distinguished Fellow at Heritage Foundation

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02/11/1950 - Fort Worth, TX, United States



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Former Senator from the 45th District at Oklahoma State Senate

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Vice President of Operations & Finance at Philanthropy Roundtable

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Senior Fellow & Vice President, Development at Hudson Institute, Inc.

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Chancellor at Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

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Former Representative at Oklahoma House of Representatives (United States)

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Representative from South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District

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Chancellor at Nelson Mandela University

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President at CloseBend, Inc.

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President at Rogers State University

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Ernest James Istook, Jr.
Distinguished Fellow at Heritage Foundation
Class of 1976

Oklahoma City University School of Law, also known as OCU Law, is one of the professional graduate schools of Oklahoma City University.

B.A. in Journalism
Class of 1971

Baylor University, a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, provides a vibrant campus community for more than 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.

Class of 1967

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.


The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has served as the conservative caucus of House Republicans and a leading influencer on the Right since its original founding in 1973. It exists to bring like-minded House members together to promote a strong, principled legislative agenda that will limit government, strengthen our national defense, boost America’s economy, preserve traditional values and balance our budget. The RSC provides the tools and research that members of Congress need to craft and advance policies that will benefit the American people. It also provides a forum for like-minded members to join together to support common causes and challenge the status quo. By doing so, the RSC ensures that conservatives have a powerful voice on every issue coming before the House, whether it is the economy, health care, defense, social safety net reform, or Washington’s dangerous, out-of-control spending.

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Distinguished Fellow
2007 - Current

The Heritage Foundation provides research and educational services. Its mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Resident Fellow
2010 - Prior

Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) was created to serve as a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and inspire Harvard students into careers in politics and public service, much as President Kennedy was inspired during his days as a student at Harvard. The IOP also brings together the academic world with the world of politics and public affairs. All of this activity occurs on a non-partisan basis with the sole aim of promoting public service. Following President Kennedy's death in 1963, the Kennedy Library Corporation raised more than $20 million for both the construction of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and for the creation and endowment of an institute at Harvard for the study of politics and public affairs. More than 30 million people from around the world, including school children, contributed to the fund. In 1966, the Kennedy Library Corporation presented Harvard University with an endowment for the creation of the Institute of Politics. The Institute of Politics is housed within Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and is affiliated with the Kennedy Presidential Library.

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Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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