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Frosty Troy

Frosty Troy

Forrest J. "Frosty" Troy was an Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame member and founding editor of The Oklahoma Observer. [undefined]


In 1970, Frosty and his wife purchased The Oklahoma Observer and changed it into a journal of commentary on Politics, Government and social issues. There he wrote extensively about public, Vo-tech and Special education, as well as Politics and the Free enterprise system.

Frosty was honoured with the highest awards from state and national education team, as well as groups representing business and labor, such as: the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award for his defense of Public Education in United States, shared with ABC's Peter Jennings; the National Champion of Children Award; national and state Friend of Education awards; God and Country award (Boy Scouts of America); the First Amendment Award; and the American Legion’s Patriotism Award. Frosty was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his writing in the field of mental health. [undefined]

Early Years

Forrest was born in McAlester, OK on June 13, 1933. Grosty was the great-grandson of immigrants from County Cork, Ireland, and was the sixth of 11 children. He grow up in McAlester and was educated by Benedictine nuns. In 1950, he volunteered for the army and was sent to Korea. After his discharge from the army, he attended the University of Oklahoma and Tulsa University. [undefined]

Later, after returning from Korea he worked at the McAlester News-Capital, Muskogee Phoenix and Lawton Constitution. [undefined]

In 1957, he joined Tulsa Tribune, where he spent 13 years, heading the State Capitol and Washington D.C. bureaus, and rising to the position of Associate editor. [undefined]

Personal Life

In 1953, Frosty married Helen Nix, also from McAlester. They had two children: Marti and Philip. [undefined]


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