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Herbert J. Pate

Inducted: 1986

HERBERT J. PATE (1903-1990) started his journalistic career early when, at age 7, he started as a carrier boy for the Hobart Daily Republican. Two weeks after earning a journalism degree at the University of Missouri, he was named city editor of the Miami Tribune in Florida. He bought a third interest in the Hobart Democrat-Chief in 1925 and later bought the Madill Record and various other papers, becoming a leader in mechanical innovations and training numerous young newspapermen, many of whom later became editors and publishers. He established KMAD Radio in Madill. He also served as president of the Oklahoma Press Association and was a civic leader. 

Herbert J. Pate
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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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