Allan W. Cromley

Inducted: 1983

ALLAN W. CROMLEY (1922-2011) was the dean of Oklahoma newsmen in Washington. As chief of the Washington Bureau of The Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times for several decades, Cromley kept Oklahomans abreast of national affairs as they affected the state. He covered 12 national political conventions and was in the motorcade when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. One of the nation’s most respected Washington correspondents, he served as president of the National Press Club and the Washington Gridiron Club.