Edward F. Montgomery

Inducted: 1986

EDWARD F. MONTGOMERY (1918-2009) devoted almost half a century as a highly respected writer and editor, most of it in Oklahoma. Born in Missouri, he was a 1940 journalism graduate of the University of Missouri and first worked for the Shelby County Herald in that state. Following World War II service as a bombardier and navigator, he worked for Bartlesville and Clinton papers. From 1950 to 1981, he was on the staff of the Daily Oklahoman, the Oklahoma City Times and Farmer-Stockman, except for three years on the Norman Transcript. He was Oklahoman city editor and Capital Bureau head. As a columnist for the Capitol News Bureau, he wrote fiction for the Saturday Evening Post and Argosy.