Archives for: March 2010

Tulsa Hall of Fame 2003 Inductees

  • Portrait of Thomas R. Brett

    Thomas R. Brett

    Known for his commitment to ethics in the legal profession, The Honorable Thomas R. Brett has long symbolized the highest standards of the legal profession. Born in Oklahoma City in 1931, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma and was Tulsa’s Assistant County Attorney before entering private practice with the firm of Hudson, Wheaton and… [Read On]

  • Portrait of Frederick W. Insull

    Frederick W. Insull

    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 people. Insull played an important role in the city’s rapid growth and development. Born in 1875 in England, Insull was a cousin of Samuel Insull – the utility magnate and one-time… [Read On]

  • Portrait of Lillian Norberg

    Lillian Norberg

    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 her for her work. Born in Seminole, Oklahoma, she graduated with a degree in Literature and Linguistics from Emerson College in Boston. She taught in Maine until her father’s death, when… [Read On]

  • Portrait of John T. Oxley

    John T. Oxley

    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 Nature Center – a wildlife preserve in Mohawk Park. Born on a cattle ranch near Bromide, Oklahoma, in 1909, Oxley came to Tulsa at age 17 to attend school. He joined… [Read On]

  • Portrait of William K. Warren, Jr.

    William K. Warren, Jr.

    Tulsa native William K. Warren, Jr. graduated from Cascia Hall Preparatory School in 1952 and from the University of Notre Dame in 1956. He was honorably discharged as a U.S. Naval officer in October of 1959 after various tours of duty. His business interests include oil and gas exploration and production, real estate, and medical… [Read On]

  • Portrait of Jack and Maxine Zarrow

    Jack and Maxine Zarrow

    Jack Zarrow is a native Tulsan; Maxine Foreman, originally from Texas, moved to Tulsa upon her marriage to Jack in 1947. Both are graduates of the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving his degree in petroleum engineering, Jack joined his father and brother at Sooner Pipe & Supply Corporation. During his business career, he… [Read On]