Margaret Taylor

Inducted: 1994

MARGARET TAYLOR (1926-2005) was president of the Oklahoma Press Association in 1990-91, the first woman to serve in that office. She began newspaper work in 1953 when she and her husband, Joe Taylor, leased the Hinton Record. Three years later the couple bought the Davis News with a partner, whose share the Taylors purchased in 1960. Upon her husband’s death in 1978, Margaret Taylor became publisher, running the paper until selling it in 1992. Her leadership qualities were evident in a number of civic organizations.