Representative Lucas on the Passing of T. Boone Pickens

Sep 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement on the passing of legendary Oklahoman T. Boone Pickens:

“America’s brightest orange is slightly dimmer today.

“As one of our nation’s most revered entrepreneurs and philanthropists, T. Boone Pickens dedicated his life to giving back to the thing that had the greatest impact on him- his community. The son of a landman and public servant, Boone became a pioneer giant in the energy industry and generous philanthropist who never forgot his roots.

“The State of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University will not be the same without the legendary pioneer, but his vision will live on in the hearts of many. As a Cowboy, T. Boone Pickens’ philanthropy transformed the University he so loved and inspired thousands of students to pursue their dreams.  

Lynda and I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Pickens family as they mourn the loss of a father, grandfather, and great Oklahoman.”


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