For Immediate Release: September 29, 2009
Sen. Dan Newberry
Statement from Sen. Newberry Passing of
“Governor Bellmon was a true statesman who exhibited consistent
and honorable leadership, and he was also a family man.
In addition to his service to the state of Oklahoma, he served
his country in battle as a soldier and later served as a U.S. Senator.
He departs leaving a legacy of dedicated service for future state
leaders to emulate.
As the state’s first Republican Governor he helped build
the foundation of the Republican Party in Oklahoma, and his consistently
statesmanlike demeanor provided an invaluable example for all elected
officials. He will be greatly missed.”
For more information contact:
Senator Newberry: 405-521-5600