Richard L. Jones, Jr.

Inducted: 1986

RICHARD L. JONES, JR. (1909-1982) combined a long journalism career with civic activities. He was president of the Tulsa Tribune for 30 years, president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, chairman of the Bureau of Advertising of the American Newspaper Publishers Association and a director of the Associated Press. His civic work included 30 years on the Tulsa Airport Authority, including 16 as chairman, and a place on the board of directors of the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair. A pilot, Jones was a member of the board of Douglas Aircraft and later McDonnell Douglas Aircraft.