Explore our gallery of Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame members. Learn about how to make a nomination.

Hall of Fame Honorees

1977 Members

George H. Evans

George H. Evans

Inducted: 1977 GEORGE H. EVANS (1873-1954) became an editorial giant in the early days of Oklahoma, fighting for "single state" statehood and community betterment while editor and publisher of the Chickasha Daily Express for fifty years (1903-53). His campaigning...

James J. Kilpatrick

James J. Kilpatrick

Inducted: 1977 JAMES J. KILPATRICK (1920-2010) is considered one of the top ten syndicated columnists in the nation. Native of Oklahoma City and a leading spokesman for conservatives, he worked on the Richmond (Va.) News Leader (1941-67). He became a nationally...

Wauhillau Lahay

Wauhillau Lahay

Inducted: 1977 WAUHILLAU LAHAY (1909-1992) gained national fame as a Washington columnist for Scripps-Howard newspapers (1963-75), as the first Oklahoman to serve as president of the Washington Press Club (1973-74) and as the first woman on the governing board of...

Richard Gamble Miller

Richard Gamble Miller

Inducted: 1977 RICHARD GAMBLE MILLER (1890-1970) was an outstanding reporter for the Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times for 48 years (1920-68), gaining his greatest fame for his column "The Smoking Room" by RGM from 1935 to 1968. He traveled 400,000 miles back...

Harmon Phillips

Harmon Phillips

Inducted: 1977 HARMON PHILLIPS (1904-1975) was a Tulsa Tribune newsman for nearly 50 years, starting as a reporter (1927), then to city editor (1937), managing editor (1944), executive editor (1968) and assistant publisher (1974). Under his guidance the Tribune gained...

H. Milt Phillips

H. Milt Phillips

Inducted: 1977 H. MILT PHILLIPS (1898-1979) was an outstanding Oklahoma journalist for more than 50 years and publisher of the Seminole Producer beginning in 1946. He is a widely quoted editorial writer, campaigning for civic projects and honesty in government while...

Corbin Mark Sarchet

Corbin Mark Sarchet

Inducted: 1977 CORBIN MARK SARCHET (1877-1971) earned the title "dean of Oklahoma newsmen" during a 60-year career that started with the Daily State Capital at Guthrie (1899-04). He became one of the best-known state newsmen during his freelance journalist years...

Frosty Troy

Frosty Troy

Inducted: 1977 FROSTY TROY (1933-2017) won at least 15 state and national awards for journalistic excellence during more than 20 years of work on state newspapers, plus nomination for a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting in mental health. He worked on various state...

Paul R. Wade

Paul R. Wade

Inducted: 1977 PAUL R. WADE (1907-1972) built the Elk City Daily News into a three-time state fair sweepstakes winner by following the creed that "no city is more productive than the newspaper that serves it." He published the paper for 28 years (1934-72), learning...

How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

Keep up with our Latest News

E-mail Updates

Sign up to get the latest in Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame news.