Bill F. Bentley

Inducted: 1987

BILL F. BENTLEY (1924-1997) was editor and publisher of the Lawton Constitution and Morning Press for 20 years. A journalism graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he has given aid to his alma mater in a number of capacities. Bentley is a Purple Heart recipient from World War II and was awarded citations for exceptional service to national defense. He belongs to several press organizations and was with the Lawton Publishing Co. beginning in 1948.