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 (1904-13), especially while covering the constitutional convention (1907) for the Daily Oklahoman, and for his coverage of Ponca City news for the Oklahoman (1919-34). He held various public relations and chamber of commerce jobs, and published the Shamrock Brogue while promoting the building of that city. He is credited with writing more feature and news stories about Oklahoma and Oklahomans than any other journalist.