James T. Young

Inducted: 1986

JAMES T. YOUNG (1923-2005) reported on presidential visits to Oklahoma, beginning with Eisenhower and continuing through Reagan, and on eight national political conventions during a 35-year career with the Oklahoman and Times. Following service in the Air Force in World War II, he worked on the Cleveland County Times, the Edinburg Daily Review in Texas and the Henryetta Daily Free-Lance before joining the Oklahoma Publishing Co. in 1950. Much of his OPUBCO career was spent in legislative and political coverage, including every governor from Johnston Murray to George Nigh.