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Royce L. Craig

September 10, 1996

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ Royce L. Craig, retired chief photographer of The Tulsa Tribune, died Saturday. He was 76.

Craig joined the Tribune in 1941 and, apart from a stint in the Army Air Corps during World War II, worked there until he retired in 1983.

He helped open state courts to photography in the early 1950s by smuggling a camera into a courtroom and photographing a judge on the bench.

The judge, amazed the photos were taken with no flash or commotion, allowed limited photography in his court. Others followed suit.

Survivors include a son, Michael Craig, who is a Tulsa World advertising employee; two daughters; a sister; and five grandchildren.

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