Edith Gaylord Harper

Inducted: 1989

EDITH GAYLORD HARPER (1916-2001) worked for the Oklahoman and Times before joining the Associated Press as a reporter in New York City. She later transferred to the AP’s Washington Bureau, where one assignment was the White House and the activities of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. She also was elected president of the Women’s National Press Club. She was also secretary and director of the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Using her professional name of Edith Gaylord, she founded and was the financial provider for the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.