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Oklahoma state Capitol briefs for Jan. 11

Oklahoma state Capitol briefs for Jan. 11
Modified: January 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm •  Published: January 11, 2013

Society welcomes board member

Charles Tate has been named to serve on the Oklahoma Historical Society's board of directors by Gov. Mary Fallin. Tate, of Ardmore, is president of Hatak Shawi, a company that performs historical research for the Chickasaw Nation. He was an attorney in private practice before serving as a special district judge in Carter County. He is a member of the Oklahoma Historical Society and a board member of the Arbuckle Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Tate will serve a three-year term. He replaces Ken Rainbolt.

Commission gains new member

Gov. Mary Fallin appointed Scotty Herriman, of South Coffeyville, to serve a five-year term on the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. Herriman owns Herriman Farms and also serves as a board member of the Cherokee Hills Resource Conservation and Development Council and is past president of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts. Senate confirmation is required. He would succeed George Stunkard.