Although one of the younger representatives of journalistic interests in northeastern Oklahoma, Daniel H. Coodey has already won a well established position in newspaper circles of this part of the state as publisher of the Porum Journal, which he is making an up-to-date paper, carefully edited and devoted to the welfare of the district. He is a native son of Oklahoma, his birth having occurred in Porum on the 21st of July, 1901, and his parents are Daniel R. and Ella E. (Hodgins) Coodey, the former also a native of this state, while the latter was born in Mississippi. The father is one of the pioneer merchants of Porum, having taken up his residence here in 1904, in which year the town was founded, and he is likewise prominent in the public life of his community, serving as justice of the peace. The mother is also living and the enjoy the esteem and goodwill of an extensive circle of friends.
Daniel H. Coodey was graduated from the Porum high school with the class of 1921 and while there pursuing his studies he learned typesetting, acquiring a good knowledge of the printer’s trade. Following the death of Mr. Price, the former publisher of the Porum Journal, Mr. Coodey took over the plant, which he has operated, clearly demonstrating his adaptability for this line of work. He is publishing the Journal according to the most progressive ideas of modern journalism and is making it an important factor in the public life of the community, using his influence to further the best interests of his town, County and state. Since he took charge of the paper its circulation has increased from three hundred to five hundred, and he is also conducting a job printing office, taking care of all work of that character in Poram, Warner and Webbers Falls.
Mr. Coodey is independent in his political views, supporting the candidate whom he deems best qualified for office regardless of party ties. He attends the Methodist Episcopal Church and fraternally is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America, serving as clerk of his lodge. He is an energetic and capable young businessman who is making steady progress in a profession which calls for alertness and talent, not absolute requisites in any other vocation but highly essential in order to achieve success in the newspaper field, and as an editor he is in favor of every movement that tends to promote the public good.