Raymond W. Red Corn III was elected to the 1st Osage Nation Congress in 2006, and to the 2nd Congress in 2010. He served as Second Speaker in the 2nd Congress and as Speaker in the 3rd. Elected as Assistant Principal Chief in 2014, Raymond has focused on organizational issues, agriculture, and constituent services. At Chief Standing Bear's instruction, he has led efforts to acquire and plan development of new properties, prioritize acquisitions, and work cooperatively with local governments.
Raymond has four sons – Ryan, Jon, Alex, and Studebaker – and a stepson, Jed Creel. Raymond has worked around the fire since 2003 and has been a member of the Pawhuska Committee since 2006. All four of Raymond’s Osage sons participate in the I-lon-schka. Raymond is the son of Raymond and Waltena Red Corn of the Pawhuska Indian Village, and the husband of Louise Red Corn, owner of the Bigheart Times, a local newspaper.
Assistant Chief Red Corn values education. All of his sons graduated from Kansas University; Ryan with a degree in Fine Arts, Jon with a Masters in Architecture, Alex with a degree in Education and Studebaker with a degree in Engineering. Both Alex and Studebaker are pursuing doctorates in their field; Alex at Kansas State and Studebaker at Purdue. Inspired by his sons, Raymond went back to school in 2010 part time, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a Management emphasis.