Juley Roffers & Jim Langdon

Year Inducted: 2019

Jim and Juley met in Oklahoma City on a blind date in 1983.  At the time, Juley was practicing law and Jim was working...

Madeline Manning Mims

Year Inducted: 2019

Named one of America’s Outstanding Young Women, Madeline is a Gold and Silver Olympic Medalist in track. She pioneered the 800-meter run for the...

Joe Moran

Year Inducted: 2019

When reviewing Joe Moran’s decades-long listing of work with non-profits, three things stand out:  longevity; capacity to lead capital campaigns; and ability to create...

Susan Neal

Year Inducted: 2019

Susan began her career in Washington, DC where she eventually served as chief of staff to Congressman Mickey Edwards prior to her recruitment as...

Jeff Stava

Year Inducted: 2019

Jeff has always had a passion for community service and the outdoors. He became an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member in the Order...

Steve Bradshaw

Year Inducted: 2018

Steve Bradshaw was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and spent all but 18 months of his childhood in that community. The exception is when he...

Chet Cadieux

Year Inducted: 2018

Chester (Chet) Cadieux III, a Tulsa native, is the Chairman and CEO of QuikTrip Corporation, a regional gasoline/convenience store operation based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. ...

Ken Lackey

Year Inducted: 2018

Ken Lackey has lived in Tulsa for more than 50 years. During that time he served in executive positions for several well-known Tulsa companies...

Phyllis & Guy Logsdon

Year Inducted: 2018

After moving to Tulsa in 1967 with their four daughters, Guy and Phyllis Logsdon became steeped in the culture, art and music of Tulsa....

Nancy McDonald

Year Inducted: 2018

When Nancy came to Tulsa in 1966, she set right to work blazing trails in many different sectors.  As a parent of school age...

David Hogan

Year Inducted: 2017

David is a native Oklahoman, born in Vinita and moved with his family to Jones when he was pre-school age. His dad was a...

Sally & Tom Hughes

Year Inducted: 2017

Although neither Sally nor Tom are native Tulsans, they are both native Oklahomans.  Sally’s family immigrated from England through Williamsburg and Kentucky and on...

Bonnie Klein

Year Inducted: 2017

Growing up on a farm in rural southeastern Arkansas, Bonnie Klein had no idea what her life would be like after moving to Tulsa....

Dayal Meshri

Year Inducted: 2017

Dayal Meshri was born in 1936 in British India. After the partition of British India in 1947 into “India” and “Pakistan”, his family moved...

William & Robert Thomas

Year Inducted: 2017

William and Robert Thomas In 1976, twin brothers Bill and Bob co-founded Gemini Properties — a real estate operating and investment company. The company’s...

Felicia Collins Correia

Year Inducted: 2016

Felicia Collins Correia served as the Executive Director of Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) for 18 years and as CEO of YWCA Tulsa for 8 years....

Patty & Len Eaton

Year Inducted: 2016

Patty was born in New York City and is a graduate of Smith College. After graduation, she worked for IBM as a systems service analyst. Arriving in...

Cathy & Frank Keating

Year Inducted: 2016

Cathy Keating is a fourth generation Oklahoman whose great grandparents came on the 1894 Land Run. She has focused much of her energy throughout her life...

Lilah & Paul Marshall, John Marshall

Year Inducted: 2016

When the Great Depression hit, Henry Marshall used all of his family’s savings –$1.67– to turn his wife’s cottage industry of home baked sweet potato pies...

Stephanie Seymour

Year Inducted: 2016

Seymour attended Smith College, graduating magna cum laude and Phil Beta Kappa in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. She received her...

Dorothy DeWitty

Year Inducted: 2015

Ms. DeWitty had a 30-year career with the Tulsa Public Schools, serving as a classroom educator and principal at Walt Whitman Elementary School. ...

Frederic Dorwart

Year Inducted: 2015

Dorwart was the United States National High School Extemporaneous Speaking Champion in 1954, the year he was graduated from Muskogee Central High School. He earned a Bachelor...

Mary Ann Hille

Year Inducted: 2015

Coming to Tulsa in the late 1940’s with her parents and two brothers marked the beginning of putting down Oklahoma roots.  Hille attended Tulsa...

Gary Trennepohl

Year Inducted: 2015

Trennepohl grew up in Tulsa living on “Route 66”.  His parents ran the Desert Hills Motel whose iconic neon sign is included in many...

John Wolf

Year Inducted: 2015

Wolf served as minister of All Souls Unitarian Church for more than three decades, beginning in 1960 and retiring as Minister Emeritus in 1995....

Anne B. Cleveland

Year Inducted: 2014

Cleveland’s parents relocated to Oklahoma at the turn of the 20th century. Her mother’s family came from West Virginia and her father moved from...

Rosalind Cook

Year Inducted: 2014

In her 2014 book Capturing the Spirit in Bronze, Rosalind Cook writes, “Sculpting has been a joyful and deeply meaningful discovery of God’s calling...

Burt Holmes

Year Inducted: 2014

Equipped with a degree from The University of Tulsa and the experience of working with his father, Dan P. Holmes, in his insurance business,...

George Krumme

Year Inducted: 2014

Krumme was born and reared in rural Oklahoma about five miles northeast of Okemah. His early education took place in a rural school. He...

Rachel Perryman

Year Inducted: 2014

Known as “Aunt Rachel” to the pioneer town and Indian settlement called “Tulsey Town,” Rachel Perryman was of Creek and French descent and was...

Jon Stuart

Year Inducted: 2014

Jon Stuart was adopted as an infant in Norway by his parents Harold and Joan Stuart.  He was educated in Tulsa, the Culver Military...

Randi Wightman

Year Inducted: 2014

Randi Stuart Wightman fell in love with horses before age 12. Her discipline for learning and training in the craft, natural talent, and the...

Robert W. Block

Year Inducted: 2013

As president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2011-2012, Dr. Robert W. Block dedicated his term to the children, focusing on health...

Patrick S. Gordon

Year Inducted: 2013

By the time he was five years old, Patrick S. Gordon, the Northeastern Oklahoma watercolorist and painter, knew that he wanted to be an...

Roseline and Herbert Gussman

Year Inducted: 2013

The legacy of Herbert and Roseline Gussman represents the culmination of his pioneering work in the energy industry and the couple’s life-long devotion to...

Hannah and Joe Robson

Year Inducted: 2013

Hannah and Joe Robson were born 4 days apart in Tulsa’s St. John Hospital.  Both were raised in families with three boys and one...

Mickey D. Wilson

Year Inducted: 2013

Mickey Wilson is an ideal Boy Scout and he has done his duty as set out in the Scout Oath. A devoted Boy Scout...

Bryan B. Close

Year Inducted: 2012

Many military BRATS, which Hall of Fame inductee Bryan B. Close calls himself, never think of themselves as having a hometown. But that’s just...

Mouzon Biggs, Jr.

Year Inducted: 2012

Our community is better place because Mouzon Biggs Jr. did not become a chemical engineer. There is no doubt that if he had gone...

Jean B. McGill

Year Inducted: 2012

Jean B. McGill never backed down from a challenge. In her personal life, in the volunteer roles she took on, in business, or in...

Joseph W. Morris

Year Inducted: 2012

Judge Joseph W. Morris has been at more than one crossroads during his career if, as defined by the first century Roman philosopher Seneca,...

Alfred Randolph “Bill” Tandy

Year Inducted: 2012

Alfred Randolph (Bill) Tandy flew his B-26 Marauder, a twin-engine, medium bomber, over Europe on 50 successful missions during World War II. The resolve...

Roy Clark

Year Inducted: 2011

Roy Clark was 15 when he earned $2 for his first paid performance with his dad’s band in Washington D.C. He started playing weekends...

Sharon King Davis

Year Inducted: 2011

Things catch your eye in the beginning of the resume of Sharon King Davis. Her grandchildren Cooper and Eden are sixth generation Tulsans, and...

John and Marge Gaberino

Year Inducted: 2011

As a couple, John and Marge Gaberino impact Tulsa through a range of philanthropic, civic, and business activities. They grew up in Holdenville, Oklahoma...

Therese Gottschalk

Year Inducted: 2011

Sister M. Therese Gottschalk led Tulsa’s St. John Hospital more than 35 years with a vision and dedication that saw St. John grow into...

Steadman Upham

Year Inducted: 2011

Dr. Steadman Upham became 17th president of The University of Tulsa in June 2004. His administration has been highlighted by strengthening the quality of...

Robin Flint Ballenger

Year Inducted: 2010

Robin Flint Ballenger, an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, is the first female chairman of The Flintco Companies, Inc. Flintco is the largest...

Judith Z. Kishner

Year Inducted: 2010

In an ambitious and inspiring goal to end chronic homelessness in Tulsa, cousins Judith Z. Kishner and Gail Zarrow Richards serve as co-chairs of...

Bill Lobeck

Year Inducted: 2010

As a couple, Kathy Taylor and William E. “Bill” Lobeck impact Tulsa through a broad range of philanthropic, business and civic interests. Bill Lobeck’s...

Gail Zarrow Richards

Year Inducted: 2010

In an ambitious and inspiring goal to end chronic homelessness in Tulsa, cousins Judith Z. Kishner and Gail Zarrow Richards serve as co-chairs of...

Kathy Taylor

Year Inducted: 2010

As a couple, Kathy Taylor and William E. “Bill” Lobeck impact Tulsa through a broad range of philanthropic, business and civic interests. Kathy Taylor...

Michael Wallis

Year Inducted: 2010

Best-selling author and award-winning reporter, Michael Wallis is a historian and biographer of the American West with an international reputation as a speaker and...

George and Phyllis Dotson

Year Inducted: 2009

George and Phyllis Dotson are two of Tulsa’s most admired and effective leaders. A native Oklahoman, George S. Dotson graduated from M.I.T. in 1962,...

Linda Sellen Frazier

Year Inducted: 2009

Three beliefs motivate Linda Sellen Frazier’s volunteer work: Every child should have access to education in the arts; the arts are vital to the...

George Fulton Collins III

Year Inducted: 2009

George Fulton Collins III sought challenges for himself and created opportunities for others during his 65 years that was a model for a life...

Michael P. Johnson

Year Inducted: 2009

“Human Resources” takes on a new meaning when applied to Michael P. Johnson.  He graduated from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelor’s degree...

Clayton Vaughn

Year Inducted: 2009

“The Dean of Tulsa Television,” Clayton Vaughn’s broadcast journalism career spanned nearly half a century.   He retired from broadcasting in 1999 and became Executive...

Richard B. Williamson

Year Inducted: 2009

Richard B. (Dick) Williamson’s influence in his chosen industry circles the globe, and the same reach touches humanitarian needs in this country and overseas. ...

Randy A. Foutch

Year Inducted: 2008

Randy A. Foutch fits the bill as an entrepreneurial oilman.  Born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, he earned a Bachelor of Science in...

John B. Johnson, Jr.

Year Inducted: 2008

John B. Johnson Jr. is nearing a half century of service to his community and the law.  He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas,...

Roxana Rozsa Lorton

Year Inducted: 2008

Roxana Rozsa Lorton has had a remarkable career of leadership of Tulsa’s most prestigious institutions. Lorton was born in Waco, Texas and moved with...

Julius Pegues

Year Inducted: 2008

Lifelong Tulsan, Julius Pegues graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1953 as valedictorian and a star basketball player.  He wanted to be...

Peggy Clark Stephenson

Year Inducted: 2008

Peggy Clark Stephenson learned the bedrock Oklahoma values of faith in God, hard work, and generosity as a native of Antlers, Oklahoma.  She also...

Suzanne M. Warren

Year Inducted: 2008

Suzanne M. Warren is an example of character grown with the reverence for life and family, and a love of God and community. Warren...

Major Charles E. Snyder, USAF (Retired)

Year Inducted: 2007

Charles E. “C.E.” Snyder was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1931and attended grade and high school in Silver Lake, KS. In 1949 he enrolled...

Howard and Billie Barnett

Year Inducted: 2007

Born in Kansas City, MO, Howard G. Barnett was immediately adopted by Florence Lloyd Jones Barnett and Howard G. Barnett. They brought him to...

Joe Craft

Year Inducted: 2007

A native of Hazard, KY, Joseph W. Craft III came to Tulsa in 1980 to join MAPCO Inc. MAPCO was an integrated energy company...

Richard and Sally Minshall

Year Inducted: 2007

Richard Minshall’s grandfather came to Tulsa in 1901 from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania for an oil company. As a third generation Tulsan, Minshall says it has...

John T. Nickel

Year Inducted: 2007

John T. Nickel is a native Oklahoman. He was born in Muskogee and graduated from Muskogee Central. He attended Connors State College in Warner,...

Sam Avey

Year Inducted: 2006

Sam Avey loved Tulsa, once remarking that he would rather be broke in Tulsa than rich anywhere else. Sam E. Avey was born in...

John A. Brock

Year Inducted: 2006

Businessman and community leader John A. Brock was born in Durant, Oklahoma. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from the University...

David Kyle

Year Inducted: 2006

David Kyle joined Oklahoma Natural Gas Company, a division of ONEOK in 1974. He spent three years as president and chief operating officer of...

Steve Malcolm

Year Inducted: 2006

Steve Malcolm is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Williams and exemplifies his motto to “work hard, have fun, and treat people with...

Frances W. O’Hornett

Year Inducted: 2006

A life long supporter of the arts, Frances O’Hornett was born in Tulsa to Frederick and Pauline Walter. In 1935, she graduated from Holland...

Joe and Patty Cappy

Year Inducted: 2005

Joe Cappy is a retired rental car executive and he and his wife Patty form one of Tulsa’s most dynamic couples when it comes...

J.M. Jack and Ann Graves

Year Inducted: 2005

J. M. (Jack) Graves’ death in July 2005 was a profound loss for his family, friends, and the larger private and public communities he...

Edward Campbell Lawson, Jr.

Year Inducted: 2005

Edward C. Lawson, Jr. is an oilman, philanthropist, American Impressionist art collector, and politician who has entertained George Herbert Walker Bush, Lady Margaret Thatcher,...

Rabbi Charles P. Sherman

Year Inducted: 2005

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Rabbi Charles P. Sherman was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion...

Robert E. Thomas

Year Inducted: 2005

Robert E. Thomas has a distinguished career and world wide reputation in the energy industry. He was a founder in 1974 of the International...

Cyrus Avery

Year Inducted: 2004

Cyrus Stevens Avery was born in 1871 in Pennsylvania and moved with his family to Missouri, where he rode a horse to attend high...

John Barry

Year Inducted: 2004

John E. Barry is a lawyer with the Tulsa law firm of Conner & Winters. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he did...

Michael D. Case

Year Inducted: 2004

Michael D. Case formed Case & Associates Properties in 1983. The company owns and operates more than 23,000 apartment units in six states and...

David Halpern

Year Inducted: 2004

David Halpern’s interest in photography began in childhood but remained a hobby while he pursued a career in marketing and public relations until he...

P. C. Lauinger

Year Inducted: 2004

P. C. Lauinger, a long-time Tulsa business leader, headed the PennWell Corporation, publisher of Oil & Gas Journal and other trade magazines and business...

Paula Marshall-Chapman

Year Inducted: 2004

Paula Marshall-Chapman grew up in Tulsa and spent her teenage years working at the Bama Companies in various occupations. She received her bachelor of...

Thomas R. Brett

Year Inducted: 2003

Known for his commitment to ethics in the legal profession, The Honorable Thomas R. Brett has long symbolized the highest standards of the legal...

Frederick W. Insull

Year Inducted: 2003

When Frederick W. Insull came to town in 1913 to organize Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), Tulsa was a small community of 30,000...

William K. Warren, Jr.

Year Inducted: 2003

Tulsa native William K. Warren, Jr. graduated from Cascia Hall Preparatory School in 1952 and from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. He...

Lillian Norberg

Year Inducted: 2003

As “First Lady of Oklahoma Libraries,” Lillian Norberg’s legacy is incalculable. Every adult or child who has used the library system is indebted to...

John T. Oxley

Year Inducted: 2003

John T. Oxley built a liquefied petroleum business and brought world-class polo to Tulsa, but his most recognized legacy is the Mary K. Oxley...

Jack and Maxine Zarrow

Year Inducted: 2003

Jack Zarrow is a native Tulsan; Maxine Foreman, originally from Texas, moved to Tulsa upon her marriage to Jack in 1947. Both are graduates...

Margery Mayo Bird

Year Inducted: 2002

Margery Mayo Bird counts herself fortunate to be the daughter of prominent Tulsa pioneers John and Lillian Mayo and the sister of Burch Mayo....

Chester Cadieux

Year Inducted: 2002

Chester Cadieux is chairman of QuikTrip, a Tulsa based regional convenience store operation.  QuikTrip employs more than 6,000 workers in nearly 400 stores from...

Ray H. Siegfried II

Year Inducted: 2002

 Tulsa native Ray H. Siegfried II acquired a bankrupt NORDAM with eight employees in 1969.  The NORDAM Group is now an international aviation service...

Henry Kravis

Year Inducted: 2002

Tulsa native Henry Kravis is a founder of the New York merchant banking firm that pioneered the development of the management buyout. Kravis earned...

James W. Pielsticker

Year Inducted: 2002

His family and his community lost James William Pielsticker in a plane crash in Canada in 2001.  Jim grew up in Tulsa, graduated from...

Joseph H. Williams

Year Inducted: 2002

Joseph H. Williams is a 1956 graduate of Yale University. After serving as an Artillery Officer from 1956-58, he joined the PipeLine Construction Division...

Patrick J. Hurley

Year Inducted: 2001

The late Patrick Hurley was born in Indian Territory, practiced law in Tulsa and had a distinguished diplomatic career.  In the 1920s he invested...

Wilson Hurley

Year Inducted: 2001

Wilson Hurley, the only son of Patrick J. Hurley (above) grew up knowing how to meet presidents and other world leaders.  His path, however,...

Nelle Jackson

Year Inducted: 2001

Miss Jackson’s, one of Tulsa’s longtime traditions, of fashion excellence, came about because of the woman from whom it is named.  Nelle Shields Jackson...

Peter & Nancy Meinig

Year Inducted: 2001

The Meinigs were born in Reading, Pa. and graduated from Cornell University.  Pete also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and is chairman...

Bob Parker

Year Inducted: 2001

Bob Parker, a Tulsa native, started his success early.  He was only 16 when he won the World’s Open Skeet Championship.  He graduated from...

Sid W. Patterson

Year Inducted: 2001

Sid Patterson just might have had something to do with Oklahoma being Green Country.  He planted his first tree, a cedar, in his back...

Marylouise Tandy Cowan

Year Inducted: 2000

Arts patron and newspaper publisher Marylouise Tandy Cowan is a Tulsa native who maintains strong local ties while making her home in Boothbay Harbor,...

Charles C. Stephenson, Jr.

Year Inducted: 2000

Charles C. Stephenson, Jr. graduated from the University of Oklahoma and began his long career in petroleum engineering at several companies, including Amerada Petroleum...

Charles & Lynn Schusterman

Year Inducted: 2000

Charles and Lynn Schusterman personify commitment to sharing good fortune in the face of personal obstacles. Charles founded Samson Investment Company in 1971. About...

Ross Swimmer

Year Inducted: 2000

Ross Swimmer served ten years as Chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma before leading the Bureau of Indian Affairs as Assistant Secretary of...

Charles P. Williams

Year Inducted: 2000

Charles P. Williams grew up in Cuba, where his father was in the heavy construction business. He graduated from Yale University in 1937 and...

Keith Bailey

Year Inducted: 1999

Engineers know how to make things work. In the case of Keith Bailey, this knowledge is not limited to the technicalities of making fluid...

Florence L.J. “Bisser” Barnett

Year Inducted: 1999

Wendell Wilkie lost his bid to unseat FDR in the 1940 Presidential election. That loss may have been among the last defeats experienced by...

John Kirkpatrick

Year Inducted: 1999

He is among Oklahoma’s most distinguished citizens. With a resume that includes more honors and awards than could be listed here, John Kirkpatrick’s career...

Robert Lorton

Year Inducted: 1999

Inheriting a legacy can be a tremendous responsibility. In Tulsa, few legacies carry the weight of possessing the last name “Lorton.” The history of...

Ruth K. Nelson

Year Inducted: 1999

Ruth Nelson cares about people. In an environment where it has become fashionable to boast of one’s compassion, Mrs. Nelson makes no boasts. Instead,...

Josie Vann

Year Inducted: 1999

Retirement for most people is a period when they can contemplate lazy days with their feet up, interrupted only by the occasional puttering in...

Grace and Franklin Bernsen

Year Inducted: 1998

In a city widely known for its civic spirit and the ample generosity of its early leaders, the commitment of Grace and Franklin Bernsen...

Pocahontas Greadington

Year Inducted: 1998

Calculating the impact an individual has made upon a community often involves adding up a list of accomplishments and awards. In the case of...

E. Fred Johnson

Year Inducted: 1998

The term “community builder” can have many meanings. The term can define individuals whose vision leads to the creation of civic institutions. Or, it...

Virginia Kramer Kulp

Year Inducted: 1998

Growing up in the Oklahoma oil patch, Virginia Kramer Kulp learned to make changes. Due to her father’s changing assignments, each school year found...

Mildred Sanditen

Year Inducted: 1998

The spirit of volunteerism frequently is cited as one of Tulsa’s greatest strengths. Volunteers work innumerable, unpaid hours to make the city’s organizations successful....

Nancy and Raymond Feldman

Year Inducted: 1997

A partnership of 51 years is a remarkable achievement, particularly between attorneys. In the case of Nancy and Raymond Feldman, it has been a...

James Maxwell

Year Inducted: 1997

Youth may have been one reason for his tremendous energy. James Maxwell was the youngest person ever to have been elected Mayor of the...

Cass A. Mayo & John D. Mayo

Year Inducted: 1997

The pioneers who came to Tulsa, I.T., at the turn of the century gave much to the City of Tulsa. Like other pioneers, Cass...

B.S. Roberts

Year Inducted: 1997

Reverend B.S. Roberts recognized the link between Tulsa’s spiritual life and civic health. His career in the service of Vernon A.M.E. Church was combined...

Mollie and Richard Williford

Year Inducted: 1997

Any study of Tulsa’s history confirms one important fact. Tulsa has been blessed by citizens who have come to the city and adopted it...

Dewey F. Bartlett

Year Inducted: 1996

Dewey Bartlett defied the conventional wisdom. As a Roman Catholic Republican in a state dominated by Protestant Democrats, Bartlett fought for the betterment of...

Mary Veasey Leech

Year Inducted: 1996

In a quieter and more gracious era, the stately residences of Stonebraker Heights stretched from downtown to the river. Across from the Creek Council...

Edgar R. Sanditen

Year Inducted: 1996

Service was a quality customers of OTASCO learned to expect when the company was under the stewardship of Edgar Sanditen. As both President and...

Jill Tarbel

Year Inducted: 1996

The architectural landscape of Tulsa has been changed by Jill Tarbel. Having contracted polio at the age of 13, she has a perspective many...

Clifton LeMoure Taulbert

Year Inducted: 1996

Born in the Mississippi Delta, author Clifton Taulbert has reaped rewards for his observances of the strong family bonds that seem to spring from...

Thomas Gilcrease

Year Inducted: 1995

Rooted in nature, self-educated in Western classics, appreciative of Native American mysticism and wise in the ways of the oil business; these are just...

Ruth G. Hardman

Year Inducted: 1995

An active mind matched with boundless energy are the hallmarks of Ruth G. Hardman. As a “hands-on” volunteer, board member or patron, these qualities...

Ed Lacy

Year Inducted: 1995

While the roar of the crowd and the love of the game have their appeal, for Coach Ed Lacy, education is the ultimate goal....

John Mabee

Year Inducted: 1995

Eulogized upon his death as “Oklahoma’s Mr. Philanthropy,” John Mabee and his wife, Lottie Jane, arrived in their adopted state in 1907. Coming via...

Maurice De Vinna

Year Inducted: 1995

Before there was an Oklahoma, there was Maurice De Vinna; his birthdate coming several months before statehood. This is quite fitting, as Mr. De...

Betty B. Bradstreet

Year Inducted: 1994

Betty Buell Bradstreet is music to art lovers’ ears.  She has worked to secure funding to nurture the complete spectrum of Tulsa’s arts and...

Warren C. Hultgren

Year Inducted: 1994

Warren C. Hultgren is known as “the minister’s minister.”  His tenure as pastor of the First Baptist Church was marked not only in the...

David Randolph Milsten

Year Inducted: 1994

David Randolph Milsten has played a central role in the intellectual development of Tulsa.  A practicing attorney for over sixty-five years, he is also...

Jeanne & Edward Goodwin, Sr.

Year Inducted: 1994

Jeanne B. and Edward L. Goodwin, Sr. were leaders in the effort to secure equal opportunities for all Tulsans.  In their role as the...

Leta Chapman & Pauline Walter

Year Inducted: 1994

Leta M. Chapman and Pauline M. Walter, the daughters of oilman Robert McFarlin, were philanthropists whose generosity continues to be lavished on Tulsa.  Their...

Amos T. Hall

Year Inducted: 1993

Amos T. Hall pursued a law career that led him to landmarks in legal history.  His advocacy of equal opportunity led to the integration...

Peggy Helmerich

Year Inducted: 1993

Peggy V. Helmerich traded stardom in Hollywood to play a starring role in service to Tulsa.  The annual award to distinguished American authors which...

James M. Hewgley, Jr

Year Inducted: 1993

James M. Hewgley, Jr. epitomizes the term “public service.”  In addition to almost 50 years of successful drilling and oil production, Mr. Hewgley has...

George Renberg

Year Inducted: 1993

George Renberg is a part of the fabric of Tulsa.  The hallmark of quality in both merchandise and service that Renberg’s is known for,...

John H. Williams

Year Inducted: 1993

John H. Williams has made contributions to Tulsa that are obvious from a glance at the city’s skyline.  His business acumen helped to make...

Ben Henneke

Year Inducted: 1992

The high caliber of Tulsa’s intellectual discourse has been among the most important facets of the city’s development.  Ben Henneke’s voice has been at...

Dan P. Holmes

Year Inducted: 1992

Thousands of drivers travel old Highway 33 east of Tulsa every day.  The vast majority of those travelers automatically think of one name, Dan....

Roberta Campbell Lawson

Year Inducted: 1992

Roberta Campbell Lawson sought to achieve a “spiritual balance” between her Native American heritage and the modern world.  This was one motivation for her...

Henry Zarrow

Year Inducted: 1992

His belief that he should “give back to the community” has allowed Henry Zarrow to have an impact on the lives of thousands of...

John Steele Zink

Year Inducted: 1992

A fertile imagination and a zeal for the unorthodox were two personal qualities of John Steele Zink that have had a lasting impact on...

Jane Heard & Fred S. Clinton

Year Inducted: 1991

Jane Heard & Fred Severs Clinton were Tulsans whose aspirations for their city knew no bounds. Jane Heard Clinton was born in Elberton, Georgia,...

Allie Beth Martin

Year Inducted: 1991

Allie Beth Martin’s career with the Tulsa Library began in 1949.  Mrs. Martin was a leader in the campaign to secure facilities and permanent...

Charles E. Thornton

Year Inducted: 1991

Charles E. Thornton has been instrumental in the development of the city’s oil industry.  In 1985 he retired as president and chief operating officer...

Kathleen P. Westby

Year Inducted: 1991

Kathleen P. Westby has worked with many social services as well as the Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Philharmonic, the Tulsa Ballet Theater and the Tulsa...

Ellis Walker Woods

Year Inducted: 1991

Ellis Walker Woods – in 1913, he was the first principal of Booker T. Washington High School.  Under his 35 year tenure, Washington became...

Jenkin Lloyd Jones

Year Inducted: 1990

Jenkin Lloyd Jones, in his roles as publisher, columnist and world traveler, has spread the name “Tulsa” to the antipodes.  Mr. Jones was introduced...

Thelma & Henry C. Whitlow, Jr

Year Inducted: 1990

Thelma and Henry C. Whitlow, Jr. have left their mark on Tulsa’s future through their motivation of several generations of the city’s young people. ...

Carol & T.D. Williamson, Jr.

Year Inducted: 1990

Carol and T.D. Williamson, Jr. are native Tulsans whose tireless efforts in all facets of the city’s development eloquently express their love for their...

Raymond F. Kravis

Year Inducted: 1990

Raymond F. Kravis, has dedicated himself to improving the lives of his neighbors, whether they live down the street of half a world away. ...

Waite Phillips

Year Inducted: 1990

Waite Phillips epitomized a tradition of generosity that has become the hallmark of Tulsa’s success.  A native of Iowa, Phillips and his family arrived...

Daniel J. Boorstin

Year Inducted: 1989

Daniel J. Boorstin has taken principles nurtured by a Tulsa upbringing and has brought them to bear on the national intellectual stage.  The son...

William R. & Hope Holway

Year Inducted: 1989

William R. and Hope Holway dedicated themselves to building Tulsa from beneath the ground up.  As the designer of the Spavinaw Water System, Mr....

Janice C. Jones

Year Inducted: 1989

Janice C. Jones believed that a community’s health was only as good as the health of its individual citizens.  As a registered nurse, she...

George & Josiah Perryman

Year Inducted: 1989

George and Josiah Perryman, members of a family who first arrived in the Tulsa area in 1848, were pioneer Tulsans who reflect the city’s...

William G. Skelly

Year Inducted: 1989

William G. Skelly was the embodiment of the qualities which earned for Tulsa the title “Oil Capital of the World.”  When Skelly arrived in...

Alfred Aaronson

Year Inducted: 1988

There are times when people simply have to be told.  In Tulsa during the 1950’s and 1960’s the voice that invariably did the telling...

John Hope Franklin

Year Inducted: 1988

If a commitment to reason and justice is the hallmark of a civilized person, then John Hope Franklin certainly must be considered among America’s...

Moscelyne Larkin & Roman Jasinski

Year Inducted: 1988

Thirty-two years of love and labor have established the Tulsa Ballet Theatre as a dance company worthy of national and international acclaim.  The venerable...

Robert J. LaFortune

Year Inducted: 1988

Harmony and consistency, Robert J. LaFortune once said, creates the best climate, politically and financially, for a city.  For fourteen years, Robert LaFortune helped...

Dode McIntosh

Year Inducted: 1988

Waldo Emerson “Dode” McIntosh is much like Tulsa.  Like the city he has called “home” since the early 1920’s, McIntosh is firmly rooted in the...

James Monroe Hall

Year Inducted: 1987

James Monroe Hall was a pioneer Tulsan whose arrival with the Frisco Railroad in 1882 marked the beginnings of modern Tulsa. Hall, credited as...

Benjamin Harrison Hill

Year Inducted: 1987

Benjamin Harrison Hill’s contributions to Tulsa derived from his double role as a leading religious figure and a state lawmaker. His accomplishments provided a...

Charles Page

Year Inducted: 1987

Charles Page envisioned a self-sustaining institution that would support orphaned children. That dream materialized on June 2, 1908, when he established the Sand Springs...

William Kelly Warren

Year Inducted: 1987

William Kelly Warren embodies the spirit of the independent oilmen who developed Tulsa from a sleepy cowtown into the Oil Capital of the World....

Patti Johnson Wilson

Year Inducted: 1987

Patti Johnson Wilson, civic leader, philanthropist and world traveler, was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and moved to Tulsa at the age of four....

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