John A. Jameson

Inducted: 1988

JOHN A. JAMESON (1905-1985) was known as a hard-working newsman dedicated to the public’s right to know about its government. After serving papers in Muskogee and Oklahoma City, he joined the Associated Press in 1935, working in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Kansas City and New York City. Later, he was AP bureau chief in Indianapolis and Denver. While covering the Summer White House in Denver, he was the first to report President Eisenhower’s heart attack. He published the Englewood Herald in Colorado 1957-69 and was president of the Colorado Press Association in 1956. He later worked in government posts in Washington, D.C. and Colorado.