Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Malformed tag at character 161: " n/a\nHonorific: Intelligence Officer \n\nJack Stamper, a longtime Oklahoma journalist and newspaper owner, passed away on June 24, 2009, in Clinton. He was 90. He was born on October 27, 1918, in Sumner. He owned the Hugo Daily News from October 1951 until January 1980. Prior to moving to Hugo, he worked for newspapers in Portland, Oregon; Tulia, Texas, and in Clinton and Anadarko. He purchased the McCurtain County Gazette in 1968, converted it to a daily newspaper and built a new printing plant in Idabel. For many years, he also was a co-owner of the Antlers American.\nDuring World War II, Stamper served as an intelligence officer in the Army Air Corps and later the U.S. Air Force. He retired from service in 1946. Stamper served as President of the Hugo Chamber of Commerce and Hugo Rotary Club and was co-founder of Hugo Cablevision. He was named by Governor Henry Bellmon to lead an Oklahoma delegation in the study of water issues. He was appointed by Governor David Boren to the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission and later as Director of the Oklahoma Department of Charities and Corrections. Stamper also was recognized by the South Korean Minister of Culture for humanitarian contributions to children and orphanages in that country.\nHe was preceded in death by his wife, Marie.\nHe is survived by two daughters, Dr. Cindy Wright and Suzanne and husband Dr. Keith Berry, all of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two sons, Steve Stamper and wife Karen of Clinton, and Stan Stamper and wife Judy of Hugo; one sister, Helen Wyatt and husband J.T. of McAllen, Texas; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.\n\n\n\nJack Stamper, a longtime Oklahoma journalist and newspaper owner, passed away on June 24, 2009, in Clinton. He was 90. He was born on October 27, 1918, in Sumner. He owned the Hugo Daily News from October 1951 until January 1980. Prior to moving to Hugo, he worked for newspapers in Portland, Oregon; Tulia, Texas, and in Clinton and Anadarko. He purchased the McCurtain County Gazette in 1968, converted it to a daily newspaper and built a new printing plant in Idabel. For many years, he also was a co-owner of the Antlers American.\nDuring World War II, Stamper served as an intelligence officer in the Army Air Corps and later the U.S. Air Force. He retired from service in 1946. Stamper served as President of the Hugo Chamber of Commerce and Hugo Rotary Club and was co-founder of Hugo Cablevision. He was named by Governor Henry Bellmon to lead an Oklahoma delegation in the study of water issues. He was appointed by Governor David Boren to the Oklahoma Wildlife Commission and later as Director of the Oklahoma Department of Charities and Corrections. Stamper also was recognized by the South Korean Minister of Culture for humanitarian contributions to children and orphanages in that country.\nHe was preceded in death by his wife, Marie.\nHe is survived by two daughters, Dr. Cindy Wright and Suzanne and husband Dr. Keith Berry, all of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; two sons, Steve Stamper and wife Karen of Clinton, and Stan Stamper and wife Judy of Hugo; one sister, Helen Wyatt and husband J.T. of McAllen, Texas; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.\n\n"