Whitten, Reggie N. | 2013
- Birth and Death Year | 1955 - Present
- Induction Year | 2013
- Profession | Attorney
- Oklahoma Connection | Whitten was born in Seminole, Oklahoma.
- Hometown | Seminole
Reggie Whitten was the first member of his family to earn a college degree.
“A very generous Oklahoman who has always remembered where he came from and given back to so many so they too can be provided the opportunities to receive a quality education.” - John Hargrave, 2013
Reggie N. Whitten practices law in Oklahoma City and is a partner in the Whitten Burrage Law Firm. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers which limits membership to the top 1% of state attorneys. Whitten spends much of his time traveling to schools all over the state recounting the story of his eldest son’s death in 2002 due to an addiction to prescription drugs. He is the co-founder of F.A.T.E., Fighting Addiction Through Education, and, along with his long-time friend Jim Priest, authored a book about his son’s story called What’s Your Fate. Whitten is co-founder of Professionals for Africa, a non-profit organization in which professionals of all occupations lend support to the less fortunate in Africa. In partnership with the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of National History, Whitten co-founded Explorology and Native Explorers, education programs that make science exciting for young people.