Jim Langdon

Inducted: 2006

JIM LANGDON (1950- ) comes from an Oklahoma newspaper family. His parents Francis and Gloria Langdon published The Tonkawa News. After graduating from OU in 1974, he began selling advertising for the Norman Transcript in 1973. He was associate publisher for The Tonkawa News, 1977-81, taught advertising at OU from 1981-82, managed OPA’s Oklahoma Newspaper Advertising Bureau 1982-84, and was president of American Newspaper Representatives in New York from 1984-86. He founded Langdon Publishing Co. and established Tulsa People Magazine in 1986. The company also publishes the monthly Intermission Magazine and other custom publications. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the OU School of Journalism in 1999, and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 10 years.