Byron L. Abernethy

Inducted: 1974

BYRON L. ABERNETHY (1899-1959) published the Duncan Banner for 33 years (1926-59) and reported for the Associated Press for four years. Known as a newspaperman’s newspaperman, he pursued the goal of a quality newspaper, leading the way toward continuous civic betterment. He supported various campaigns for modernizing and improving the government and services of his community.