Eugene Lorton

Posthumously Inducted: 2005

EUGENE LORTON (1869-1949) led a long and distinguished career in journalism. He worked for the Medicine Lodge Cresset and the Idaho papers, the Salubria Citizen and Boise City Sentinel. He established the Emmet Index and the Washtucna Enterprise (Wash.). Lorton also bought the Mound City Republic in Kansas and was managing editor of the Walla Walla Union (Wash.). He came to the Tulsa World in 1911 and became owner in 1917.