Harry B. Rutledge

Inducted: 1981

HARRY B. RUTLEDGE (1900-1980) was one of the early graduates of the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. He was the first full-time manager of the Oklahoma Press Association (1928-32), developing it into a major organization of state journalism. He also originated the Oklahoma Newspaper Contest as part of the state fair each year. The National Editorial Association also developed into a major national organization under his management (1932-36). He returned to Oklahoma in 1942 for various public relations and educational publishing jobs, retiring in 1976.