Richard Hasley was born on July 8,1939 in Tipton, Oklahoma. He attended and graduated from Tipton High School in 1958. In the fall of 1958 he enrolled at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and graduated with BS in Education in 1964. He taught at Putnam City High School from 1964 thru 1968. During the same time period he also entered Oklahoma City University Law School and graduated in 1968. He has practiced law in Oklahoma City since 1968 (practice consists of civil litigation).
Richard and his wife Rita have two sons.