Pickens, Kerr among hall inductees

Sunday, May 18th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Texas oil tycoon Boone Pickens will soon join the ranks of Oklahoma's greatest.

Pickens and six others have been chosen for induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

A native of Holdenville, Oklahoma, Pickens is renowned for his development of Dallas-based Mesa Petroleum Company and his advocacy for corporate shareholders.

Also on the list of Oklahomans to be inducted in November:

Robert S. Kerr Junior -- a senior partner of Kerr, Irvine, Rhodes and Ables and head of the Kerr Foundation.

William H. Crawford -- a banker known for his wildlife conservation efforts.

George Henderson -- who with his position at the University of Oklahoma, became the first black in the state to hold an endowed professorship.

William G. Paul -- a former senior vice president and general counsel for Phillips Petroleum.

Milann H. Siegfried -- an active civic leader and philanthropist.

William K. Warren Junior -- a successful businessman and philanthropist.