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Frederick Drummond Inducted Into OSU Hall of Fame

Author: Teresa Lee/Friday, May 15, 2015/Categories: Featured Alumni

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The Oklahoma State University Alumni Association is excited to announce the induction of Frederick F. Drummond into the OSU Hall of Fame on Friday, February 13, at the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.

Induction into the OSU Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by Oklahoma State University. It recognizes alumni and former students with outstanding lifetime achievements in society and professional life.

Frederick F. Drummond of Pawhuska, Okla., graduated from Oklahoma A&M College in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He currently handles operations of the Fred G. Drummond Family Ranches.

While at OAMC, Drummond was a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Blue Key Honor Society, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Phi Kappa Sigma, Alpha Zeta Agricultural Student Honor Society, ROTC and was a Top 10 graduate. From 1953 to 1955 he served in the United States Artillery before earning his MBA from Stanford University in 1957.

Drummond joined the United Missouri Bank of Kansas City in 1957 as an assistant vice president. He went on to serve as chairman and principal owner of Cleveland Bank in Cleveland, Okla., where he served for 50 years. He was also a member of the Ponca City Federal Land Bank for 37 years.

In addition to being an independent oil producer, Drummond is best known as the owner and operator of the Fred G. Drummond Ranches in Osage County. The Drummond family homestead in the Pawhuska area has existed since the 1860s.

Drummond has served as president of numerous boards including the Osage County Cattlemen’s Association, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, the NCBA tax committee, Pawhuska Rotary Club, Pawhuska Hospital Board of Incorporators, Pawhuska Library Board, the Oklahoma chapter of the Nature Conservancy and the Grand River Dam Authority. He has also served as a board member of the Bluestem Medical Foundation, the Osage County Historical Museum Board, the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa. Drummond is a member of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, the First Presbyterian Church, the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce and the Boy Scout Council of the Cherokee Area.

In 1995, Drummond was awarded the Charles and David Koch Award for Better Government in Oklahoma from the Academy for State Government. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2004, the Hall of Great Westerners in 2006 and was named Oklahoma Cattleman of the Year in 2014.

Drummond and his wife, Janet, are the longest consecutive annual donors in OSU’s history and have impacted approximately 40 areas on campus. The Drummond Residence Hall at OSU is named after Frederick’s father, Frederick G. Drummond, who also served as the OSU Alumni Association president in 1923. Drummond is a life member of the OSU Alumni Association and served as board chair of the organization in 1969.

The Drummonds have four children, Diana Cummins, Ann Harper, Ford Drummond and Jane Stiehl. The couple also has nine grandchildren.

The other honorees inducted into the 2015 class are Bryan Close, John D. Groendyke and Ramona Paul.

For more information about the OSU Alumni Association's alumni awards program or to submit a nomination by March 15, 2015, visit This event is proudly sponsored by Standley Systems.


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