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Hall of Fame Honorees

1984 Members

Hugh C. Hall

Hugh C. Hall

Inducted: 1984 HUGH C. HALL (1906-1990), known as "Cousin Hugh," held one of Oklahoma's best-known bylines. He spent 14 years on the Henryetta Daily Free-Lance and nearly 32 years on the Oklahoma City Times, where he served as city reporter, city editor and Capitol...

Robert B. Allen

Robert B. Allen

Inducted: 1984 ROBERT B. ALLEN (1914-1982) criss-crossed the state for 15 years as a roving reporter for The Oklahoman and Times, becoming one of the best-known personalities in Oklahoma journalism. Even after retirement in 1979, he continued to cover special...

Ralph E. Cain, Sr.

Ralph E. Cain, Sr.

Inducted: 1984 RALPH E. CAIN, SR. (1898-1968) was one of Oklahoma's leading authorities on community newspapers. Under his direction for 30 years, the Vici Beacon won many awards for craftsmanship and editorial content. In later years, he owned the Yale News, was...

O.B. Campbell

O.B. Campbell

Inducted: 1984 O.B. CAMPBELL (1905-1992) was editor and publisher of the Vinita Daily Journal, 1935-69, and was known as a tireless worker for his community and Eastern Oklahoma. He earlier was associated with papers in Medford and Perry. Campbell founded the Eastern...

Wesley K. Leatherock

Wesley K. Leatherock

Inducted: 1984 WESLEY K. LEATHEROCK (1897-1949) was widely known in the Southwest for his work in newspaper associations, American Legion and Rotary. He was publisher of the Perry Daily Journal in 1924-27 and 1933-49. Founder of the Clinton Daily News in 1927, he at...

S. George Little

S. George Little

Inducted: 1984 S. GEORGE LITTLE (1903-1974) founded General Features Corp. in 1939 and was board chairman and publisher for 28 years. He also was publisher of ten newspapers on Long Island, N.Y. and author of two books. During World War II, Little was special...

Clyde Muchmore

Clyde Muchmore

Inducted: 1984 CLYDE MUCHMORE (1884-1959) published The Ponca City News for 40 years and was one of Oklahoma's best-known newspapermen. The paper and Ponca City were small when he went there in 1919, and he gave impetus to the growth of both. Muchmore was active in a...

Stella M. Roberts

Stella M. Roberts

Inducted: 1984 STELLA M. ROBERTS (1922-deceased) became the first woman elected national secretary treasurer of the Wire Service Guild, representing 2,200 employees of the Associated Press International. Early in her career, she worked a year for the Okemah Leader and...

Sidney J. Steen

Sidney J. Steen

Inducted: 1984 SIDNEY J. STEEN (1908-1992) was a journalist in Oklahoma for more than half a century, most of the time on the Tulsa World, where he rose to executive editor. He earlier worked for the Arkansas Gazette, Okmulgee Times and Tulsa Tribune. He and some...

How to Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

Honorees are selected by a committee comprised of hall of fame members, including its director, and distinguished leaders in journalism. The Selection Committee considers all nominations, both new ones and those held over from previous years, before selecting the honorees.

The 2022 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Sunday, Ocober 31, 2021.

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