Justice Roy Frye, Jr.

Roy Frye, Jr., a cousin of E. Moses Frye, was a native of Sallisaw. A Phi Beta Kappa scholar at the University of Oklahoma, Frye received his law degree from there in 1941. Frye served as a captain in the Army during World War II, and from 1946 until 1952 he worked in the Muskogee adjudication office of the Veterans Administration. In 1952 he entered private practice with his father in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. He was active in forming the Sallisaw Industrial Park as well as the Sequoyah County Conservancy District for local flood control.   He was a recognized community leader in the local PTA, Little League baseball, and the Sallisaw Booster Club. He passed away in Sallisaw in 1984. Frye was one of the original members of the Judicial Appeals Tribunal, being appointed by Principal Chief Ross Swimmer in 1976.

Biographical information taken from “The First Fifteen Years of the Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal” written by George N. Otey, III in 1990