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Nancy G. Feldman
1995 Inductee

Nancy Feldman grew up in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. She attended Vassar College and Northwestern University. She earned her undergraduate degree and law degree at the University of Chicago, graduating in 1946 with a J.D. After graduation, Feldman married Raymond Feldman and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Feldman is well known as a longtime women's activist. She has served on the national boards of Planned Parenthood, Girl Scouts USA, the National Space Institute, and the Women’s Sports Foundation. Deeply rooted in the Tulsa community, Feldman founded the Tulsa Center for the Physically Limited and the International Council of Tulsa, which would later become Tulsa Global Alliance. She has also led the charge for greatly expanding arts education in Tulsa Public Schools, among other efforts.

A long time educator, Feldman retired from the University of Tulsa after a thirty-seven year career teaching in the Department of Sociology. She has also lectured across the United States and internationally. 

Feldman has been honored with numerous awards for her work in the Tulsa community and beyond. She has been recognized with the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa's Pathfinder Award in 2004, inducted into the Tulsa Hall of Fame in 1998, served as the Tulsa Press Club's Headliner honoree in 2002, and is a 2001 recipient of the Governor's Arts Award. Feldman was inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame in 1995. Women in Communications, Planned Parenthood, and the Community Service Council have also honored her.

Nancy and Raymond Feldman have three children and six grandchildren. She and her husband continue to contribute to the Tulsa community and enjoy traveling across the globe.

(Bio current as of 2008)