Jack Bell

Inducted: 1976

JACK BELL (1904-1975) was a reporter and city editor for the Daily Oklahoman from 1925 to 1937, the youngest city editor—at age 25—to serve the newspaper. He was chief political writer for the Associated Press from 1937 to 1969, and a political columnist for Gannett Newspapers from 1969 to his death. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he wrote four books about the Presidency. President Gerald Ford described him as “one of the best reporters I have ever known, a thorough, untiring newsman, always seeking more detail, more substance, more facts.”