Buel D. Anglen Biography

One of seven children born to Leon and Annabelle (Juby) Anglen, Buel has been a lifelong resident of District 13. He has lived in the Sperry and Skiatook areas for 69 years. He and wife Clara have been married for 48 years and presently reside in Sperry, OK. They have two daughters, Christy and Peggy. They are also the proud grandparents of seven grandchildren, Trenton, Emily, Wesley, Blake, Clara Ann, Chloe and Cali.  There is also a new addition to the family recently, a great-grandbaby, Colt. 

Buel graduated in 1969 from Sperry High School. He is also a graduate of the Carpenter's Union #943 Trade School. He is a former owner of Hometown Building Supply in Sperry, Ok and presently owns Sperry Boat Storage, Anglen Construction Company and Anglen Custom Homes LLC. Buel was a general contractor on the Cherokee Housing Authority building addition and also constructed the Cherokee Nation Bingo Outposts at Catoosa and West Siloam Springs. In 1994, he was named Cherokee Nation "Outstanding Employer of the Year". In 2005, Buel received the Honored Alumnus Award from the Sperry Alumni Association, the highest award bestowed Sperry High School graduates.

Buel was a member of the Sperry Board of Education for five years, a trustee for the Resthaven Cemetery, a member of the Sperry Merchants Association, an Honorary Chapter Farmer for the Sperry FFA, and youth softball coach for eight years. He is also a Lifetime FFA Alumni member and a member of the Tulsa Cherokee Community Organization, Victory Cherokee Organization, Washington County Cherokee Association and served as a Commissioner on the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission, Tulsa City Hall.

In July of 2002, Buel was appointed by the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council to fill a District 8 council vacancy. Buel was then elected by the people of District 8 on May 24, 2003 by an overwhelming majority of the registered voters. Buel is a member of eight standing committees and is Co-Chair of the Employment Committee. He is also a member of the Five Civilized Tribes Council, one of three that represent the Cherokee Nation and served as an Advisory Board Member of the Cherokee Nation Business, one of three that represent the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council. 

Buel is very proud of his Indian heritage. He is 3/16 Cherokee/Shawnee. He devotes most of his time and efforts to serving his Cherokee constituents. As a testimony to this, Buel frequently organizes or attends monthly community meetings in District 13. Since becoming a tribal council member, Buel has been committed to keeping the Cherokee people informed of beneficial information and new programs that are available from the Cherokee Nation. Addressing the needs and concerns of the Cherokee people is his sworn duty and privilege. Buel was very instrumental in helping form the Victory Cherokee Organization in Collinsville and the Washington County Cherokee Association in the Bartlesville and Dewey areas. These organizations have proven to be a much needed pipeline for the two District 8 Councilman to keep the Cherokee citizens informed about current events.