Robert L. Haught

Inducted: 2001

ROBERT L. HAUGHT (1930- ) has been putting words to paper most of his life, beginning on a church newsletter in Marlow. At Southwestern in Weatherford and at the University of Oklahoma he worked on the school newspaper. He drew cartoons for the Thunderbird News of the Oklahoma 45th Division. He joined United Press International in Oklahoma City and managed the bureau from 1960 to 1963. He became press secretary for Gov. and then Sen. Henry Bellmon. In 1987 he became the first Washington-based editorial writer for The Daily Oklahoman. He writes a column, “Potomac Junction;’ and travel articles. He is a member of the National Press Club and helped create the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award for newspaper columnists.