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OSU Alumni Association inducting Congressman Frank D. Lucas into the OSU Hall of Fame

STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Jan. 26, 2018) – The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is installing four new members into the prestigious OSU Hall of Fame.
OSU Alumni Association inducting Congressman Frank D. Lucas into the OSU Hall of Fame

Congressman Frank Lucas

Congressman Frank D. Lucas, a Cheyenne native, will be inducted at a ceremony Friday, Feb. 9, at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Induction into the OSU Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the university. It recognizes alumni and former students with outstanding lifetime achievements in society and professional life.

Lucas graduated from OSU in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics. Lucas and his family have lived and farmed in Oklahoma for more than 100 years. After graduating, Lucas served more than five years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. In a 1994 special election, Lucas was first elected to the United States House of Representatives.

Lucas is a representative of Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District, which includes all or a portion of 32 counties in northern and western Oklahoma.

As a wheat farmer and representative of a largely agricultural region, Lucas has focused on helping the American farmer and rancher throughout his tenure in Congress. From 2011 through 2014, he served as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. He oversaw the passage of the Agricultural Act of 2014, which eliminated the old direct payment program and strengthened the safety net for livestock producers.

Lucas also serves as the vice chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, where he has participated in a number of efforts to ensure the science behind public policy is sound and accurate. He introduced the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, which brings increased transparency and fairness to the panel of experts who provide the scientific information that is used to justify federal regulations.

Finally, Lucas sits on is the House Financial Services Committee, where his work varies from providing regulatory relief for community banks to questioning the Federal Reserve Chair about monetary policy. Lucas has worked with his colleagues on the committee to help find ways to rein in regulations that are overwhelming smaller banks and hurting consumers.

Lucas and his wife, Lynda, reside in Cheyenne, Oklahoma. They have three children and three grandchildren. Lucas is a life member of the OSU Alumni Association.

For more information about the 2018 OSU Hall of Fame honorees and induction ceremony, visit orangeconnection.org/hof.

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