Contract Personnel • Inducted 1990
Mel Lambert took to the microphone after trying every event in rodeo. Born June 6, 1920, he started competing when he was 16 and announced his first rodeo in Bend, Ore., in 1938. Lambert announced the National Finals Rodeo in 1969 and 1972, and during his career, he became the voice of many PRCA rodeos. He announced California Rodeo Salinas for 40 years; the Oregon State Fair Rodeo in Salem, 20 years; Iowa’s Championship Rodeo in Sidney, 20 years; the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo, 30 years; and New Mexico State Fair Rodeo in Albuquerque, 30 years. Lambert died March 3, 1999.
Born: June 6, 1920 in Portland, Oregon
Died: March 3, 1999 in Turner, Oregon