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
email@example.com or Shelly Crynes at