Okmulgee Oil Man Sam Viersen Jr. Dies - Oklahoman.com
Sam Viersen Jr., a prominent Okmulgee oil man and philanthropist, died Tuesday after a short illness. He was 74.Viersen, a lifelong Okmulgee resident and president of Viersen & Cochran Drilling Co., was a contributor to the University of Oklahoma and the Boy Scouts of America.Viersen and his father, Sam Viersen Sr., donated about $200,000 to the building of an $800,000 gymnastics building at OU in the early 1980s.
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