A founding partner of the Tulsa law firm of Pray, Walker, Jackman, Williamson, & Marlar, Toney received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1957. Born in Sallisaw and raised in Tulsa, Toney served in both World War II and the Korean War. Following his military service he attended Oklahoma State University where he graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Toney then received an academic scholarship to attend law school at the University of Oklahoma. After returning to the Tulsa area, he concentrated his practice on corporate and administrative law. He has served as in-house counsel for Texas Instruments, American Airlines, and Emerson Electric. Since 1988 he has served on the United States Military Academy Candidate Screening Board. His appointment to the Judicial Appeals Tribunal by Principal Chief Ross Swimmer received confirmation by the Tribal Council late in 1984.
Biographical information taken from “The First Fifteen Years of the Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal” written by George N. Otey, III in 1990.