Lyndell Newton Williams

Inducted: 1982

LYNDELL NEWTON WILLIAMS (1923-2007) was executive vice president of the Texas Press Association, the nation’s largest press association. A native of Newcastle, Oklahoma, he held a number of posts, including assistant publisher, on the Holdenville Daily News before becoming assistant manager of the Oklahoma Press Association in 1961. Upon his leaving for Austin to head the TPA 13 years later, an Oklahoma publisher wrote, “He’s the only man we know who can see the light at the end of the tunnel when it’s midnight and there’s no moon.”