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 a national reputation for outstanding local news coverage. He was founder of the Tulsa Press Club and its president for three terms, and twice served as president of the Oklahoma Press Managing Editors.