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Hortense Myers, American journalist, educator, writer. Named Sagamore of the Wabash, 1963, 1972, 1976, 1981, Indiana Hall of Fame, 1977, Honorary Speaker, House Representatives, 1982, Honorary Secretary of State of Indiana, 1986; recipient Indiana Journalism award, Ball State University, 1982, Outstanding Alumus award, Butler University, 1986.


Myers, Hortense was born on July 15, 1913 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Walter Joseph and Estella Edith (Smith) Powner.


Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Butler University, 1953.


Reporter, assistant editor Old Trail News, Indianapolis, 1934—1942. Statehouse reporter International News Service and merged United Press International, 1942—1981. Columnist United Press International, 1981.

Adjunct professor journalism Indiana University, Purdue, Indianapolis.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (children's books) Carl Ben Eielson, Cecil DeMille, Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Edward R. Murrow, Vincent Lombardi, Joseph Pulitzer.


Through Covenant each individual accepts the relationship with God. It is not about acquiring a relationship with God, but living within the loving relationship that God has already offered.


The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.


Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.


Member of Woman's Press Club Ind (president 1954-1955), Women in Communication (local president 1957-1958, National Headliner 1967, Kate Milner Rabb award 1965, Indiana Newsman of Year award 1972), National Federation Press Women (president 1962-1965, Woman of Yr award 1966), Zonta Club 1982-1983, Indianapolis Press Club 1976-1977, Sigma Delta Chi (Indiana chapter president 1973-1974).


Married Stanley Marvin Myers, April 30, 1947 (deceased). 1 child Mark Powner Myers.

Walter Joseph Powner

Estella Edith (Smith) Powner

Stanley Marvin Myers

Mark Powner Myers