John Fischer

Inducted: 1979

JOHN FISCHER (1910-1978) ranked among the top magazine editors in the nation during his 34 years with Harper’s magazine as editor (1944-52), editor-in-chief (1953-67), and contributing editor (1967-78). A native of Texhoma, he worked on the Daily Oklahoman (1928-32), with United Press while a Rhodes Scholar (1933-35), and the Associated Press Washington Bureau (1935-37). He also is the author of four published books.