1947-48 Paul M. Fulks Wolfe City Sun

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Paul M. Fulks Sr., 70th president, was known as the flying publisher of the Wolfe City Sun after taking private flying lessons as a hobby and later buying his own plane.

Fulks was born Oct. 3, 1903, near Reno in Lamar County. He delivered newspapers in Paris while attending school and worked for $2 a week in the printing office. Later he worked for the Commerce Journal and the Cooper Review and then became publisher of the Bowlegs City Derrick in Oklahoma. He married Oza Nicholson in 1924. He returned to Texas and bought the Ladonia News in 1931 and two years later, the Wolfe City Sun.

Fulks was president of North and East Texas Press Association in 1942-43 and was president of Texas Press Association when its first full-time office opened in Dallas in December 1947.

He served as a 1964 Democratic National Convention delegate at Atlantic City, during which Lyndon B. Johnson was nominated for the presidency. Also serving as delegates at that convention were TPA past President Sam Fore Jr. of Floresville, Mrs. R.A. Laschinger of The Gilmer Mirror and Frank W. Mayborn of the Temple Daily Telegram served as an alternate.

Fulks died Oct. 20, 1985.