Wiley Post

Bob Crouch, Sr.

The Oklahoma Judicial Center collection has a second sculpture depicting aviator Wiley Post. Post’s biographical information appears on page 16.

This bust of Wiley Post was commissioned by Robert Henry for the Oklahoma Historical Society when he served as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives (1977-1986). Henry went on to serve as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and is currently the President of Oklahoma City University. He also serves on the Oklahoma Judicial Center Art Committee. The piece is on permanent loan to the Oklahoma Judicial Center.

In addition to his talents as a sculptor, Bob Crouch was active in local government and civic organizations. He served 18 years on the Tecumseh City Council, including a term as mayor. He was also president of the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce for three years. Like Wiley Post, he was also a licensed pilot. Crouch served as commander of the Shawnee Civil Air Patrol for two terms. In addition to sculpture for artistic purposes, as owner of Tecumseh Dental Lab he produced many practical pieces used on a daily basis as dentures.