A Conversation With...George Nigh

George and Dick

As an 8th grader in McAlester, George Nigh announced he wanted to be Governor. And, he achieved his goal - by the age of 35. That's just part of the story of the remarkable career of George Nigh - one of the most influential Oklahomans in state history. Armed with a quick wit and keen political skill, Nigh was famous as the "good guy" who wore a white hat, and became the first Oklahoma Governor elected to successive terms.

During the hour-long program, Nigh talks about the repeal of prohibition, expansion of the state highway system, economic development and tourism, the collapse of the Penn Square Bank, making "Oklahoma!" the official state song, his life in politics and much more.

Governor Nigh discusses his six decades of service to Oklahoma with Dick Pryor on A Conversation With ...George Nigh.