Longtime commissioner of IHSAA, affiliated with the group for 33 of his 66 yrs…served as bd. member, then secretary, then commissioner… organization started with membership of 15 schools in 1904, growing to over 800 at the time of his death in 1944…vitally interested in good school procedure and sportsmanship as evidence by his words, ‘The sportsman sees the game as played by boys and girls for the good of all.’ And, ‘If sportsmanship is lost to our games and tourneys, all is lost and no one is a winner’…upon his death, the Indianapolis Star characterized him as ‘honest, uncompromising, alert and militant.”

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