Irvin Hurst

Inducted: 1987

IRVIN HURST (1904-1995) was one of Oklahoma’s best-known political and government writers, beginning on the Oklahoman and Times, first as a reporter and then as city editor. Hurst wrote 46th Star, a book which gives an account of early statehood days and the moving of the capital to Oklahoma City. He was active in civic affairs and ran twice for lieutenant governor. He also had a career as an insurance company executive.