Ray Parr

Inducted: 1990

RAY PARR (1910-1992) easily is one of the best newspapermen Oklahoma ever produced. His 40-plus years with the Daily Oklahoman displayed his excellent writing talents, and his Sunday column, “Parr for the Course,” showed his incisive humor. Much of his journalistic career was spent at the state capitol. After his retirement from the Oklahoman, he was state auditor for a year and then was an aide to the state welfare director. Parr was a member of the Oklahoma City Gridiron Club, the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and the Society of Professional Journalists.