Harold Hudson, 90th president, died July 4, 1991, following a four-month battle with cancer. He was 71.
Hudson, only the third publisher the Perryton Herald ever had, started his career in Perryton in 1946 as the news editor and became publisher in 1959, after purchasing controlling interest in the paper.
Hudson was president of Panhandle Press Association in 1957-58. In 1983 he received NNA’s Amos Award. At the time of his death, he was vice president of the Texas Newspaper Foundation and had served as a trustee since its founding in 1974.
He was inducted into the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2008.
He served on the Mass Communications Advisory Committee of Texas Tech University.
Hudson was married to Jane and they had three children, including Jim, current Herald publisher, and Mary Dudley, current editor.