Byron Vest Boone

Inducted: 1989

BYRON VEST BOONE (1908-1988) was publisher of the Tulsa World for almost 30 years and was known as a leader in legal, civic and community affairs in Tulsa and surrounding areas. A lawyer, Boone was general counsel to the paper before being named publisher in 1959. ‘The public will know where the World stands,” Boone pledged when he became publisher. He believed a newspaper should show “backbone and courage.”