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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 various times owned other papers in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. Leatherock’s aggressive civic work resulted in Perry’s city athletic stadium, lake and airfield.

Wesley K. Leatherock
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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 2024 Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame nominee submission deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

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