S. Edward Lee

Inducted: 1979

S. EDWARD LEE (1886-1982) founded the Harper County Journal at Buffalo and published the paper for many decades. The paper holds countless state fair awards for excellence. He is the epitome of the country editor and publisher who works as long and hard for community betterment as he does for his own business. He helped develop every civic and youth program in his county, plus others statewide. A former president of the Oklahoma Press Association (1940-43) he helped get the “honest mistake” law passed in Oklahoma to protect the press.