Archives for: March 2010

Tulsa Hall of Fame 2001 Inductees

  • Portrait of Patrick J. Hurley

    Patrick J. Hurley

    The late Patrick Hurley was born in Indian Territory, practiced law in Tulsa and had a distinguished diplomatic career.  In the 1920s he invested in real estate and built Oklahoma’s first apartment-hotel, the Ambassador.  As secretary of war under President Hoover, he was the first Oklahoma to serve in a presidential cabinet.  In World War… [Read On]

  • Wilson Hurley

    Wilson Hurley, the only son of Patrick J. Hurley (above) grew up knowing how to meet presidents and other world leaders.  His path, however, would take him far from the corridors of power and into the grandeur of nature.  Wilson graduated from West Point and George Washington Law School, but gave up careers in the… [Read On]

  • Nelle Jackson

    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 gave up a job as a personal shopper in the McCreery and Co. Department Store in Pittsburgh, Pa. to move to Oklahoma at the age of 35.  She worked for two… [Read On]

  • Peter & Nancy Meinig

    The Meinigs were born in Reading, Pa. and graduated from Cornell University.  Pete also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and is chairman of HM International.  For 14 years, the couple lived in Mexico City where Peter worked for several joint-venture companies and where Nancy’s volunteer career began.  In 1980, they moved to Tulsa… [Read On]

  • Bob Parker

    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 Culver Military Academy and earned a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas.  In 1954, he purchased Parker Drilling from his father, an Illinois farmer who had founded the… [Read On]

  • Sid W. Patterson

    Sid Patterson just might have had something to do with Oklahoma being Green Country.  He planted his first tree, a cedar, in his back yard when he was 12, and it now stands 30 feet tall.  As a founder and first president of Up With Trees, during the past 25 years he has been largely… [Read On]