N.G. (Bill) Henthorne, Jr.

Inducted: 1983

N.G. (BILL) HENTHORNE, JR. (1915-1973) was born within sight of The Tulsa World and devoted much of his adult life to the paper. He began work there while he was a high school student and was associate editor at the time of retirement. He was active in the Oklahoma Press Association and served as president of the Oklahoma United Press International Editors. Henthorne was president of the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce in 1967 and was chairman of that group’s Highway Committee for 15 years. A resolution by the Oklahoma House of Representatives named Tulsa’s inner dispersal loop the Bill Henthorne Expressway.