Donovan Banzett

Inducted: 1995

DONOVAN BANZETT (1903-1983) was enthralled with newspapers from the time he learned to read. In 1925 he started the Edmond Booster, which he printed at first in his mother’s kitchen. Keeping that paper for the next 25 years, he also published several others in the area. He and his wife left Edmond in 1950 and bought newspapers elsewhere. He used the power of the press to improve Edmond and the other communities where he lived. Banzett was active in church and civic affairs in Edmond and returned there before his death.