J.L. Jennings

Inducted: 1983

J.L. JENNINGS (1915-2011) retired in 1982 as vice president of the Donrey Media Group’s central newspaper division after 32 years with Donrey and 57 years in the newspaper business. He started as a 10-year-old carrier for the Oklahoman and Times in Cordell. Jennings was instrumental in establishing Donrey’s Washington Bureau, which provided coverage for all Donrey companies. He has been president of the Oklahoma Press Association, the United Press International Editors of Oklahoma and the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce. He served as a consultant for Donrey, as a civic leader in Bartlesville and as a member of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Commission.