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February Luncheon

Friday, February 3, 2023
Omni Hotel | 100 Oklahoma City Blvd | Oklahoma City, OK  73109
Luncheon Registration 11:15 a.m. & Luncheon 11:45 a.m.
Cost - First Time Guest: Free
OSAE Members: Luncheons are a member benefit, but we still require preregistration for planning purposes;
Please register by Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Nonmember Rate: $20   
Speaker: Former Oklahoma Governor George Nigh, First President of OSAE
Topic:  Bringing Oklahoma Together

*February is our annual Past Presidents Luncheon. If you are a past president, please plan to attend!

Gov. George Nigh was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, and was the son of Wilbur R. and Irene Crockett Nigh. In 1950, he graduated from East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma. From 1951 to 1959, he alternated between service in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and as a teacher in the McAlester public schools. During his tenure in the state legislature, he introduced legislation designating "Oklahoma!" as the state song. He served as lieutenant governor of Oklahoma from 1959 to 1963. Taking office at age 31, he became the youngest state lieutenant governor in the United States.

In 1963, Nigh was sworn in as the 17th governor of Oklahoma. In 1978, he was elected Oklahoma’s 22nd governor and was reelected four years later. Following his term as governor, Nigh served as President of the University of Central Oklahoma from 1992 to 1997. In 1992, he received the Jim Thorpe Lifetime Achievement Award. Gov. Nigh was OSAE's first president.