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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.

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