Will Rogers famously said he never met a man he didn’t like, which may explain why men — and women — are still partial to ol’ Will after all these years.

The great humorist never really lived in the state of Oklahoma — he was born in the Cherokee Nation and by 1907 was a regular on the vaudeville circuit — but he remains, far and away, Oklahomans’ favorite son.

Almost 60 percent of the 752 people surveyed April 27-30 for the Oklahoma Poll named Rogers as their “favorite Oklahoman of all time.” Athlete Jim Thorpe was a very distant second at 9 percent.

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