Lou S. Allard

Inducted: 1976

LOU S. ALLARD (1909-1974) was an outstanding editor and co-publisher of the Drumright Derrick and Drumright Journal for more than half a century (1930-74). He also served in the state legislature for 24 years, co-authoring Oklahoma’s present open meeting law in 1961. He was chairman of the House Investigating committee which recommended impeachment of two supreme court justices and prosecuted one of them before the state senate. For this he was honored by the Oklahoma City Press Club and the Oklahoma chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi. He held offices and worked with fifteen civic organizations and was listed with six national and international Who’s Who groups.