Oklahoma senator releases statement about late T. Boone Pickens

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T. Boone Pickens died Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 91

FILE – In this June 15, 2009, file photo, T. Boone Pickens, president of BP Capital Group, speaks at Time Warner’s headquarters in New York. Pickens, a brash and quotable oil tycoon who grew even wealthier through corporate takeover attempts, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. He was 91. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

WASHINGTON, DC (KNWA) — Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has issued a statement regarding the late T. Boone Pickens:

“Today the world said goodbye to T. Boone Pickens with gratitude for an incredible legacy that will continue to live on after his passing. His vision and entrepreneurship forever changed the energy industry, making it a driver of our nation’s economic engine and kick-starting American energy independence. Those who were recipients of the billions of dollars he gave through philanthropic efforts will be forever changed by his generosity. At the next home game, we will wear orange in the stadium that bears his name, and we’ll remember the favor of Oklahoma State University’s biggest fan. Cindy and I pray for his children and family as they grieve his passing. We are forever grateful for the lessons he provided our nation and Oklahoma during his lifetime.”

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