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city (1990 pop. 80,561), seat of Comanche co., SW Okla.; inc. 1901. It is a commercial and trade center for the surrounding cotton, wheat, and cattle area. Fort SillFort Sill,
U.S. military reservation, Comanche co., SW Okla., 4 mi (6.4 km) N of Lawton; est. 1869 by Gen. Philip Sheridan. A 95,000-acre (38,445-hectare) field artillery and missile base, it is the home of the U.S. Army Artillery and Missile Center.
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 is the largest local civilian employer. Lawton's industries include machining and the production of baked goods, meat, rubber products, apparel, and steel. Cameron Univ. and the Museum of the Great Plains are in the city. Nearby is a large limestone quarry and the Wichita Mts. Wildlife Refuge.



a city in the southern USA, in Oklahoma. Population, 74,500 (1970; 108,000 with suburbs). Lawton is the commercial center of an agricultural region that produces cotton, wheat, and beef cattle. It has mills, a cannery, a vegetable-oil mill, a concentrated-feeds mill, and a building-materials plant. There are petroleum wells and quarries in the vicinity.

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Cllr Lawton also breached the social media policy through personal and derogatory comments which could expose the council to legal and governance risks.
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The company said Lawton will serve as a class I director, with a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2016.
Lawton graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting from Arkansas Tech University at Russellville in 1980 and started work as a staff accountant with Russell Brown & Co.
Another member of the group, also 24, said Lawton told her to "strip down" to her bra and shorts so he could "see what needed to be worked on" and rolled down her shorts to expose part of her bottom, leaving her embarrassed.
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But sleazy Lawton ordered one of the girl to "strip down".
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