Richard R. Hefton

Inducted: 1987

RICHARD R. HEFTON (1930- ) is president, editor and publisher of Oklahoma County Newspapers, Inc., the largest newspaper group in the Oklahoma City area. Earlier he was an executive on the McAlester News Capital and the Journal Record in Oklahoma City. Hefton has also been president of the Oklahoma Press Association and Suburban Associated Newspapers, Inc. President Reagan promoted Hefton to brigadier general in the Air Force. His leadership in professional and civic organizations displays remarkable energy and talent.