Writing Out Loud, circa 2000
"Let's do for Oklahoma what Rodgers and Hammerstein did; let's put an explanation point there... Oklahoma!"óGeorge Nigh
Though former governor George Nigh has never described himself as a writer, he has written forewords to several books about Oklahoma and Oklahomans, including A Field Guide to Oklahoma’s Historical Markers (2005) and Will Rogers: American Wordsmith (2010).
Nigh has also figured prominently in books by other Oklahoma authors, most notably Bob Burke’s Good Guys Wear White Hats: The Life of George Nigh (2000). Bob prefaces the biography with a declaration: “No one influenced the course of Oklahoma in the 20th Century more that George Nigh. ”
Related listings: Bob Burke and David Boren
Did You Know...In 1953, George Nigh introduced the legislation making "Oklahoma!" the official state song.
Getting Started with George NighSelected Works
Oklahoma II, 1994 (commentary)
A Field Guide to Oklahoma’s Historical Markers, 2005 (foreword)
Will Rogers: †American Wordsmith, 2010 (foreword)
Also: Good Guys Wear White Hats: The Life of George Nigh, by Bob Burke, 2000Find Out More