GOVERNOR KEVIN STITT RELEASES STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF BILL W. BURGESS, JR.

Governor Kevin Stitt released the following statement on the passing of Bill W. Burgess, Jr., a prominent Oklahoma businessman, Lawton community leader, and member of the University of Oklahoma’s Board of Regents:

“As the son of a Sergeant Major in the Army, Bill Burgess had a special place in his heart for our nation’s soldiers stationed at Fort Sill, and he will be remembered as a selfless servant to this community. While the people in Lawton were his first priority, Burgess was a generous giver of his time and resources to move our entire state forward. Burgess’ legacy will live on through the vital projects he supported and advocated for to advance Oklahoma’s military installations, to mentor young Oklahoma entrepreneurs, and to promote higher education. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Burgess family during this difficult time.” 

Bill W. Burgess, Jr., was appointed by Governor Mary Fallin to a seven-year term on the Board of Regents in 2014. He served as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary for the Army,was the chairman of the board of Vortex, the former owner/publisher of the Lawton Constitution, and the Senior Partner of Burgess and Hightower Law Firm. Mr. Burgess is the son of Sgt. Bill W. Burgess, Sr. and Betty Burgess. He graduated from Cameron University with a B.A. degree and received his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. A full bio is available here: https://www.ou.edu/regents/burgess.html

The University of Oklahoma – Board of RegentsMr. Burgess. Governor Mary Fallin appointed Bill W. Burgess, Jr., to a seven-year term on the Board of Regents in 2014. He is Chairman of the board of Vortex, the owner/publisher of the Lawton Constitution, and the Senior Partner of Burgess and Hightower Law Firm. Mr. Burgess is the son of Sgt. Bill W. Burgess, Sr. and Betty Burgess.www.ou.edu

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