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Roy Butterbaugh

Inducted: 1985

ROY BUTTERBAUGH (1898-1971) published the Cimarron News of Boise City for 40 years, 1926-66, making it a strong voice for community development and improvement. Since it was the only newspaper in the county, he felt a special obligation to publish all sides of the news. In 1969-70, Butterbaugh was governor of Rotary International District 569. He was choir director of his church for more than 30 years and was honored by many organizations for his numerous contributions to his community. After his retirement, he published a 144-page history of Cimarron County.

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

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