Edith Cherry Johnson

Inducted: 1997

EDITH CHERRY JOHNSON (1879-1961) was a reporter and columnist for the Daily Oklahoman for more than a half century, winning considerable acclaim for a column that ran on the editorial page for 44 years. She interviewed many notable Americans of her day, including Theodore Roosevelt. She wrote several books and was active in the civic life of the community, making it better through her tireless work. Publisher E.K. Gaylord said upon her death, “Her heart was always with the people who were in trouble or suffering.”