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Robert L. Kidd, Sr.

Inducted: 1985

ROBERT L. KIDD, SR. (1876-1959) founded the Spiro Times as the first newspaper in that town and went on to become publisher and owner of the Poteau News. He wrote a weekly column, “Down Memory Lane,” for many years and was well-known as an editorial writer. The year before his death, he was honored by the Oklahoma Press Association for 50 years of service in newspapering in Oklahoma. He was OPA vice president in 1927 and was active in political and civic affairs.

Robert L. Kidd, Sr.
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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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