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 earned him a spot as one of the state delegates to call on President Theodore Roosevelt and Congress in support of “single state” statehood. A founder of Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha, he served as president of the Oklahoma Press Association (1907-08).