Bob Blackburn

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Bob Blackburn

Bob Blackburn

Induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame has great meaning to me because I have studied the lives and contributions of so many Inductees who dedicated their lives driving the economy, improving our quality of life, and showing the rest of the world what it means to be an Oklahoman.
Dr. Bob Blackburn, 2022


Fun fact

My mother, Ida Blackburn, better known as Ida B., had her own television show from 1958 to 1975, and my father, Bob Blackburn, Sr., started his career as one of the original Oklahoma Highway Patrolmen and ended his career starting Seminole Junior College.

Oklahoma connections

As the executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, I had the good fortune to work with individuals and groups across the state to collect, preserve, and share the history of our great state. Standing on the shoulders of historians and community


Oklahoma City


Historian and Author




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