Ralph Sewell

Inducted: 1972

RALPH SEWELL (1909-2005) was Oklahoma’s first national president of Sigma Delta Chi Professional Journalism Society (1965), the largest organization for working newsmen in the United States. An outstanding newsman for the Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times, he became assistant managing editor of both papers in 1956. Better known to journalists than the public, Sewell has helped scores of young newsmen and women develop into professionals, instilling in them his own high standard of ethics and sense of fair play.