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Hugh McCallum

Hugh McCallum

Year Inducted: 1989



McCallum was publisher of the Daily Florida Union in Jacksonville in the 1880s. He was a well-respected, pioneering journalist known throughout the state for his persuasive and constructive editorials. His newspaper became part of today’s Florida Times-Union.

McCallum led a handful of Florida publishers in founding the Florida Press Association on February 9, 1879. It was the sixteenth state press association formed in the nation.