George Hill

Inducted: 1978

GEORGE HILL (1915-1994) ranks among the all-time greats of Oklahoma country editors, with more than 40 years as editor and publisher. He worked on the Ardmore Morning Democrat, Ada Bulletin, and Johnston County Capital-Democrat in the 1930’s. After World War II service he became co-publisher and editor of the Capital-Democrat (1946-48) and began publishing the Coalgate Record-Register in 1949. The Record-Register has won more than 50 awards in the annual state fair newspaper competition, averaging two a year, more in editorial writing than any other category. He was president of the Oklahoma Press Association (1956-57). A country editor by choice, he spent his life being one of the best.