Voices of Oklahoma: Joseph H. Williams
"I didn’t take on a crusade or anything, but I began to find interests and ways in which I could help in conservation. Ultimately, it ended up with me being very much involved with organizations like the Audubon Society, Ducks Unlimited, the Nature Conservancy and many other organizations that wanted to ameliorate the damage that was being done. It wasn’t a crusade, but it was a deep belief and desire to do my share; to not let it happen any greater."


— Oilman and conservationist Joseph H. Williams. He retired as chairman and CEO of the Williams Cos. in 1994. To recognize Williams’ work to preserve the nation’s largest tallgrass prairie, it was renamed the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in 2015.


"Voices of Oklahoma" is an oral history project founded by John Erling in 2009. Visit voicesofoklahoma.com.


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