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Eugene Matthews

Eugene Matthews

Year Inducted: 1989



Matthews was publisher of the Bradford County Telegraph in Starke from 1933 through 1973. He spent his life in community grassroots journalism. He received several national awards and was invited to judge the Pulitzer awards for weekly newspapers in the 1950s.

Matthews served two terms as FPA president and was instrumental in restructuring the newspaper organization in 1952 into a professionally staffed, service-oriented trade association.