Walker Stone

Inducted: 1973

WALKER STONE (1904-1973) of Okemah rose from editorship of his college newspaper at Oklahoma State University to editor-in-chief of all Scripps-Howard newspapers. His forty years in journalism were based in Washington, starting with the Washington Daily News, but he traveled widely and interviewed many world leaders for stories of great depth and lasting quality. An editorial by Stone in 1952 is credited with sparking a more vigorous campaign by Dwight D. Eisenhower, perhaps helping him achieve Victory.