— 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.
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