Fred G. Cowles

Inducted: 1978

FRED G. COWLES (1866-1949) was a newspaperman for 63 years, 31 of them as publisher of the McAlester News Capital (1918-49), until his death at the age of 83. The standard of his management system was community service and the use of much of his profits to update the equipment of his newspapers in order to continually offer a quality newspaper to McAlester. The third generation of his family continues to operate the News Capital with his devotion to community service.