Glenn Shirley

Inducted: 1981

GLENN SHIRLEY (1916-2002) is one of Oklahoma’s most prolific professional writers, with 15 published books and 800 articles and short stories published in 100 different magazines. Among his books are “Law West of Fort Smith” and “Pawnee Bill,” both reprinted for two decades. He was co-founder and president of the Oklahoma Writers Federation and an officer of a wide range of writer and historian groups. He was also a Stillwater police captain (1936-57), and a prominent lecturer at writing short courses. For 10 years (1969-79) he was publications specialist and assistant director of the Oklahoma State University Press.