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Encyclopedia > George Nigh

George Patterson Nigh (born June 9, 1927), was a popular Oklahoma U.S. Democratic Party leader, served as Governor of Oklahoma on two separate occasions. Although the Oklahoma constitution only allows two consecutive terms, vacancies in the Governor's office twice elevated Lt.Gov. Nigh to the Governor's office. Additionally he was elected twice to two consecutive terms. June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal republic George... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other one being the Republican Party. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929...


He 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 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. He served as Acting Governor in January, 1963, following the resignation of Governor J. Howard Edmondson, who he appointed to the U.S. Senate, filling a vacancy caused by the death of Robert S. Kerr. McAlester is a city located in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... East Central University (ECU) is located in Ada, Oklahoma. ... Ada is a city located in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This song is sung after Curly and Laureys wedding is announced. ... Each state in the United States (except New Jersey) has a state song, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... MLK Library EDMONDSON, James Howard, (brother of Edmond A. Edmondson), a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Muskogee, Okla. ... Oil man Robert S. Kerr September 11, 1896 in what is now Ada, Oklahoma January 1, 1963in Washington, D.C., first held elective office when he became Oklahomas governor in 1942. ...


He had served as Lieutenant Governor again from 1967 to 1979. From 1979 to 1987, he served two elected terms as Governor and was the first Oklahoma Governor to serve consecutive terms, but took office five days early, as a result of outgoing Governor David L. Boren's swearing-in as a U.S. Senator. He was reelected in 1982, carrying all 77 of the state's counties. 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... credited to the United States Senate Historical Office David Lyle Boren (born April 21, 1941) was a Democratic United States Senator from Oklahoma from 1979 until 1994. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Following his term as Governor, he served as President of the University of Central Oklahoma from 1992 to 1997. In 1992, he received the Jim Thorpe Lifetime Achievement Award. From November, 2005 to April, 2006, he served as Interim Director of the state Tourism and Recreation Department, during the agency's search for a permanent director. Nigh and his wife Donna, are an attractive and popular couple and have appeared in walk on roles in network television soap opera's playing themselves, as Governor and First Lady of Oklahoma. The University of Central Oklahoma, located in Edmond, Oklahoma (a suburb north of Oklahoma City), is the third largest university in the state with over 14,000 full time students. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Jim Thorpe Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest award presented by the Jim Thorpe Association without consideration of athletic accomplishments, the award recognizes a lifetime of achievement by people who set the living examples that influence others to strive for the highest goals and leadership of men, and who... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • 100 Years of Oklahoma Governors Biography
  • George Nigh-UCO Archives
  • George Nigh Biography
Preceded by:
J. Howard Edmondson
Governor of Oklahoma
1963
Succeeded by:
Henry Bellmon
Preceded by:
David Boren
Governor of Oklahoma
19791987
Succeeded by:
Henry Bellmon


MLK Library EDMONDSON, James Howard, (brother of Edmond A. Edmondson), a Senator from Oklahoma; born in Muskogee, Okla. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Henry Louis Bellmon (born September 3, 1921) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ... David Lyle Boren (born April 21, 1941) was a United States Senator from Oklahoma from 1979 to 1994. ... This is a list of Governors of Oklahoma: Charles N. Haskell Democratic 1907-1911 Lee Cruce Democratic 1911-1915 R. L. Williams Democratic 1915-1919 James B. A. Robertson Democratic 1919-1923 John C. Walton Democratic 1923-1923 Martin E. Trapp Democratic 1923-1927 Henry S. Johnston Democratic 1927-1929... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Henry Louis Bellmon (born September 3, 1921) is an American politician from Oklahoma. ...

Governors of Oklahoma Oklahoma State Flag
Haskell | Cruce | Williams | Robertson | Walton | Trapp | Johnston | Holloway | W. Murray | Marland | Phillips | Kerr | Turner | J. Murray | Gary | Edmondson | Nigh | Bellmon | Bartlett | Hall | Boren | Nigh | Bellmon | Walters | Keating | Henry

 
 

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