JOHN D. MONTGOMERY (1954- ) has worked for a multitude of Oklahoma newspapers, beginning in his hometown at the Hobart Daily Democrat-Chief, as well as the Kiowa County Star Review, The Daily Oklahoman, The Oklahoma City Times, The Tulsa World and the Madill Record. He became one of the youngest publishers in the state when he purchased an interest in the Johnston County Capital-Democrat in 1977. He purchased the Purcell Register with his wife Gracie in 1990. He earned a BA from the OU School of Journalism. He has served on every committee of the Oklahoma Press Association and was elected the youngest OPA president in 1992-93. A member of NNA, he’s been Oklahoma State chairman since 1996, and joined the board of directors in 2004.