People knew him from various walks of life, he said.
"He was one of the last links to true Oklahoma history, having grown up on the Will Rogers ranch and ridden to school on a horse,” Taylor said.
Gov. Brad Henry said McSpadden was not only respected in political circles but was known and admired as a legendary rodeo announcer who loved the sport and carried on the tradition of the West.
"Clem McSpadden was a true Oklahoman, a dear friend and a deeply committed public servant who loved the state of Oklahoma and its people, and he spent his life working to make a difference in the lives of those around him,” Henry said. "Through his work in the Oklahoma Legislature and in Congress, Clem helped to build the great state we know today.”
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