Ed Burchfiel

Inducted: 1985

ED BURCHFIEL (1911-1999) is recognized as a civic leader as well as an innovative publisher who is credited with introducing offset printing to daily newspapers in Oklahoma. Starting his journalism career as a copy boy for the Tulsa World in the late 1920s, he was a writer, editor and publisher of a number of papers since that time and was publisher of the Cordell Beacon, which he bought in 1969. Burchfiel’s countless hours of work for his state and community earned him a number of honors and a great deal of respect.