Victor F. Barnett

Inducted: 1975

VICTOR F. BARNETT (1894-1968) spent half a century directing the crusading news department of the Tulsa Tribune. He was the paper’s first managing editor (1920-1935), advertising manager (1935-90) and associate editor (1940-68). Some of the biggest newspaper exposés in state history came from the tough assignments he handed his reporters. A charter member of the National Conference of Editorial Writers, he also was an early member of and helped build the American Society of Newspaper Editors.