Former OK Gov. George Nigh celebrates 90th birthday in Lawton - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Former OK Gov. George Nigh celebrates 90th birthday in Lawton

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Former Oklahoma Governor George Nigh was treated to an early 90th birthday celebration from the Greater Lawton Rotary Club today.

Nigh was the special speaker at the club's weekly luncheon. He spoke about public service, his life in politics and how he convinced legislators to make "Oklahoma" the state song.

Nigh holds the record for serving the most terms as Oklahoma Governor and he served 32 total years in public office. He says he hopes the younger generation will look at his career and see that you don't have to move out of state to reach your goals.

"Hey, you can do anything from here. Just think, I'm standing in Lawton, Oklahoma, home of Miss America. I'm from McAlester, I live just south of Carrie Underwood. I know Toby Keith from Moore. I know Garth Brooks from Yukon," Nigh encouraged.

Since retiring in 1997, Nigh has written a book and travels the state with his wife and daughter doing community service.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:35 AM EST2018-02-25 09:35:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:16 AM EST2018-02-25 09:16:23 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

  • 2 dead as severe weather moves eastward through central US

    2 dead as severe weather moves eastward through central US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-25 07:25:46 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 3:36 AM EST2018-02-25 08:36:35 GMT

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

Powered by Frankly