James O. Goodwin

James O. Goodwin

Inducted: 2015

JAMES O. GOODWIN (1939- ), publisher and editor of the historic Oklahoma Eagle since 1979, and attorney at law, serves on a multitude of civic boards and is a recipient of many awards, including Tulsa Press Club Print Icon Award. He was inducted into The University of Tulsa College of Law Hall of Fame. In 2003, he received the Lifetime Excellence Award with the East Regional Health Center in Tulsa, renamed The James O. Goodwin Health Center. A graduate of the University of Tulsa and Notre Dame, he successfully challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court the constitutionality of a state statute and before the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals the constitutionality of a Tulsa city ordinance prohibiting freedom of speech and was co-counsel in the matter of reparation for victims of the 1921 Tulsa race riot.