James R. Campbell

Inducted: 1991

JAMES R. CAMPBELL (1932-2018) was long recognized by his professional colleagues for the highest standards of journalistic competence and fairness. After beginning his career with the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise, he joined United Press International in Oklahoma City in 1958. He served as UPI bureau manager in Topeka and Little Rock before returning to Oklahoma City as bureau manager and state editor. He became a regional executive for UPI in Oklahoma in 1978 and moved to Detroit in 1981 as state and regional editor for Michigan. While in Oklahoma City, Campbell served as president of the Gridiron Club, Gridiron Foundation, the Press Club and the Oklahoma chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.