Don Ferrell

Inducted: 1985

DON FERRELL (1929- ) has devoted energy to a variety of interests in addition to journalism. He has owned and worked for a number of Oklahoma newspapers and has been publisher of the Chandler Lincoln County News since 1962. As a state senator, 1966-74, he was author of the Shield Law and was minority leader in 1972-74. He was a press secretary to Gov. Henry Bellman and later was a special assistant when Bellman was in the U.S. Senate. Ferrell served in the Air Force and Air National Guard before retiring as colonel and was active in the Oklahoma Press Association, serving in 1984 as its president.