Robert E. Lorton

Inducted: 1996

ROBERT E. LORTON (1937- ) gives meaning to the concept that freedom of the press and responsibility of the press go hand in hand. As publisher of the Tulsa World, one of the leading newspapers in this section of the country, Lorton is dedicated to building a better Tulsa and a better Oklahoma. Also chairman and chief executive officer of World Publishing Co., he has worked in every major department of the paper, improving its news coverage and printing technology, and has been at the forefront of numerous civic and cultural efforts to advance his community.