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Little Giant from Little Dixie – Podcast

Meet Carl Albert, the tiny boy in worn overalls born in a mining camp who was the first high school graduate from Bug Tussle, a Rhodes Scholar, won the Bronze Star in World War II, and became the highest elected official of any Oklahoman in history.

iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert and John share the inspiring saga of the poor, soft spoken Oklahoma boy for whom nothing proved impossible. What an exemplar for us and especially our children! It’s the sixteenth episode of our weekly OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.


Carl Albert was the first high school graduate of tiny Bugtussle, Oklahoma, near McAlester, Pittsburg County.


Republican Gerald Ford (L) AND Speaker of the House Carl Albert as Ford is sworn in as Vice President during the early 1970s Watergate era, when Albert rose to enduring statesmanship and greatness.


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