Monday, August 17, 2015

Ed Campion

Edward Sheridan Campion

December 19, 1915
Chicago, IL

January 10, 2005
Salinas, CA

1930-31 St. George High School in Evanston, Illinois
1931-32 St. George High School in Evanston, Illinois
1932-33 St. George High School in Evanston, Illinois
1933-34 DePaul University (College)
1934-35 DePaul University (College)
1935-36 DePaul University (College)
1936-37 DePaul University (College)
1937-38 Chicago Demons (Independent)
1937-38 Whiting Ciesar All-Americans (NBL)
1938-39 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (NBL)
1937-38 Chicago Harmons (Independent) 

Born in 1915 in Chicago, Campion graduated from St. George High School in Evanston, Illinois, in 1933. He went on to play basketball at DePaul, graduating in 1937, and then in the NBL for two seasons. He married Frances Sturm (1915-1988) in 1940. They went to the Salinas Valley in California on their honeymoon, and moved there shortly thereafter. Campion served in the Navy during World War 2, and after the war, worked with Lewis Tervin Company, and later purchased the company along with 6 other employees and renamed it the Merit Packing Company. Campion sold the business years later and retired in 1979.
Campion was inducted to the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the DePaul Basketball Hall of Fame. He and Frances had one son (Chip) and four daughters (Mary, Ginny, Josie, and Liz.) He died in Salinas in 2005.

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