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Allan Wray Cromley was American journalist. Board visitors University Oklahoma, 1970-1972; trustee William Allen White Foundation University Kansas, 1978-1990; board directors National Press Foundation, 1987-1999, Battle of the Bulge. With Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member of National Gridiron Club (president 1978), National Press Club 1968.


Cromley, Allan Wray was born on April 11, 1922 in Topeka. Son of Frank George and Elsie May (Leedom) Cromley.


Bachelor of Science in Journalism (Summerfield scholar 1940-1943, 46), U. Kansas, 1948.


Reporter, Kansas City Kansan, 1948-1949;Reporter, Oklahoma City Times, 1949-1953;Washington bureau chief, Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times, 1953-1987;senior correspondent Washington bureau, Daily Oklahoman, 1987-1995;retired, 1995. Secretary standing committee correspondence House and Senate Galleries, 1961. Nominating juror Pulitzer Prize Committee, 1990.


Board visitors U. Oklahoma, 1970-1972. Active U. Oklahoma Foundation, since 1994. Trustee William Allen White Foundation U. Kansas, 1978-1990.

Board directors National Press Foundation, since 1987. With Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member Society Professional Journalists, National Press Club (president 1968), National Gridiron Club (vice president 1977, president 1978, treasurer 1981-1988, secretary 1988-1995), Omicron Delta Kappa.


Married Marian Minor, January 30, 1949. Children: Kathleen, Janet, Carter.

Frank George Cromley

Elsie May (Leedom) Cromley

Marian Minor

Kathleen Cromley

Janet Cromley

Carter Cromley