James L. "Jim" Pate

Inducted: 1986

JAMES L. “JIM” PATE (1932-2011) was president of the National Newspaper Association, having also served as director, treasurer and vice president of that organization. Co-publisher of the Madill Record and The Texhoman, Pate is a member of a four-generation newspaper family. He was president of the Oklahoma Press Association and of the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation and was active in civic affairs in Madill and on the state level.