Lucia Loomis Ferguson

Inducted: 1999

LUCIA LOOMIS FERGUSON (1887-1962) showed strong determination and a natural ability for news, when in 1908 and fresh from college, she was named assistant editor of the Cherokee Republican. She found her niche as a champion for women’s rights when she began penning a humorous advice-to-the-Iovelorn column, which was soon picked up by all Scripps-Howard newspapers. Loomis began writing for papers such as the Tulsa Tribune, Akron, Ohio’s Time-Press, the Denver Rocky Mountain News and Fort Worth Press. Loomis also served from 1914-15 as vice president of the Oklahoma Press Association and the League of American Pen Women.