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 Scripps-Howard Broadcasting. Starting her career on the Muskogee Daily Phoenix in 1924, she worked for the Oklahoma Publishing Co. (1928-41) as a reporter and columnist for the Oklahoman and Times, and as a broadcaster for WKY radio. She is listed in Who’s Who in America.