Freda Ameringer

Inducted: 1989

FREDA AMERINGER (1892-1988) was involved in the operation of Oklahoma City newspapers for more than a half-century. She learned to operate a newspaper when her father, Dan Hogan Jr., was an editor in Arkansas. After moving to Oklahoma City in 1920, she and her father started the Leader Press, Inc., and the Daily Leader newspaper. The Daily Leader folded, but the firm started the Oklahoma City Advertiser and then began publishing the Daily Law Journal Record, known today as The Journal Record. Mrs. Ameringer was a co-founder of the Oklahoma City Urban League and a founder of the Pilot Club.