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Oklahoma Oil, Gas, and Energy Leaders

Hear and learn from the oral histories of Oklahoma's most influential oil, gas, and energy leaders and how their work has shaped the success of the state.

Learn From These Influential Oklahomans

Boone Pickens

Boone Pickens

Oilman & Philanthropist

Hard work and generosity by the billions.

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David Walters

David Walters

Former Oklahoma Governor, Founder of Walters Power International

A business and public policy enthusiast, David Walters founded Walters Power International and was the 24th Governor of the State of Oklahoma.

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Dobie Langenkamp

Dobie Langenkamp

Oil & Gas Attorney

Raised with a rich family oil legacy, he practiced oil and gas law, served in the Carter administration, and founded his own company.

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Don E. Pray

Don E. Pray

Attorney

Although he grew up "in a garage," Don worked hard and achieved great success in his life while helping others along the way.

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Elliot & Virginia Phillips

Elliot & Virginia Phillips

Son of Waite Phillips

They chose the quiet life of ranchers over the Phillips family oil empire.

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H. Allen Chapman

H. Allen Chapman

Philanthropists

Donne Pitman shares the story of the Chapman legacy.

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Kenneth Renberg

Kenneth Renberg

German Immigrant, WWII Veteran

A German-American Jewish immigant who bravely fought in World War II to "get back at Hitler."

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King Kirchner

King Kirchner

Oilman, Unit Corporation

From roughneck to co-founder of one of the largest U.S. onshore drilling companies, Unit Corporation.

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Larry Nichols

Larry Nichols

Oilman & Philanthropist

Served as Devon's CEO since 1980 and assumed the company's chairmanship in 2000.

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Lloyd Noble

Lloyd Noble

Oilman & Philanthropist

His daughter, Ann Noble Brown, speaks of his generosity and love for Oklahoma and its people.

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Lynn Schusterman

Lynn Schusterman

Philanthropist

Making a different for her community, her culture, and her people.

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Melvin & Jasmine Moran

Melvin & Jasmine Moran

Founders of Children’s Museum

A story of humility, compassion, and good cheer.

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Robert L. Parker

Robert L. Parker

Parker Drilling

An international leader in the oil and gas industry who brought western drilling techniques to Russian and China.

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Thomas Gilcrease

Thomas Gilcrease

Oilman and Philanthropist

"Every man must leave a track and it might as well be a good one." - Thomas Gilcrease.

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Walter Helmerich

Walter Helmerich

Oilman & Philanthropist

Listen to the story of the man that inspired the beginning of Voices of Oklahoma.

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