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Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame to induct Max Nichols

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Max Nichols, a nationally recognized journalist and author, is one of four individuals who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame.

The other honorees will include Bill Anoatubby, Ada; William Corbett, Tahlequah; and Eddie Faye Gates, Tulsa.

An Oklahoma City native and graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s School of Journalism, Nichols earned an M.A. degree in Journalism at Columbia University and began his career as the beat writer for the Minnesota Twins baseball team. He eventually became a sports editor, columnist, and president of the Baseball Writers of America. He returned to Oklahoma City in 1980 and soon became editor of The Journal Record.

Nichols will be honored during the Annual Awards Luncheon of the Oklahoma Historical Society on April 19 at the Frisco Conference Center in Clinton. The general public is invited to make reservations at $17 each. Registration forms are available by calling (800) 750-4090 or 522-0317, or by emailing Paul Lambert at or Shelly Crynes at

Article courtesy of Jon Spence
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