James W. Bradshaw

Inducted: 1995

JAMES W. BRADSHAW (1923-2006) spent 43 years as an Oklahoma newspaper writer and editor, 39 of them on the Shawnee News-Star. He retired from the paper in 1991 after 14 years as managing editor. During his years in Shawnee, Bradshaw chronicled numerous courtroom dramas, fires, floods, elections, labor disputes and industrial plant comings and goings. Some of the area’s major improvements came after he crusaded for them in his column, called “From This Moment.”