Archives for: October 2012

Tulsa Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

  • Portrait of Mouzon Biggs, Jr.

    Mouzon Biggs, Jr.

    Our community is better place because Mouzon Biggs Jr. did not become a chemical engineer. There is no doubt that if he had gone in that direction he would have been hugely successful. However, in his own words, “…God wanted me to do something different – to be a United Methodist minister.” The Rev. Dr.… [Read On]

  • Portrait of Bryan B. Close

    Bryan B. Close

    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 not how Close sees it. From 1953, after his father retired from the Army Air Corps and his family settled in Tulsa, Close embraced the city as his community. Close, president… [Read On]

  • Portrait of Jean B. McGill

    Jean B. McGill

    Jean B. McGill never backed down from a challenge. In her personal life, in the volunteer roles she took on, in business, or in her advocacy on behalf of her favorite issues – women’s health and the fight against cancer. A breast cancer survivor while still in her 30s Jean accepted that challenge and channeled… [Read On]

  • Portrait of Joseph W. Morris

    Joseph W. Morris

    Judge Joseph W. Morris has been at more than one crossroads during his career if, as defined by the first century Roman philosopher Seneca, a crossroads is where opportunity and preparation meet. In 1948, when Morris, a Kansas native, arrived at his first professional crossroads, he was prepared: a degree from Washburn University in Topeka… [Read On]

  • Portrait of Alfred Randolph

    Alfred Randolph “Bill” Tandy

    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 and discipline he developed during those flights empowered him to carve an independent path in Tulsa, separate from the Tandy family legacy in Fort Worth, Texas. The name Tandy, of course,… [Read On]