Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bob Kessler

Robert Louis Kessler


Born:
November 25, 1914
Indianapolis, IN

Died:
September 5, 2001
Hilton Head, SC

Career
1933-34 Purdue University (College)
1934-35 Purdue University (College)
1935-36 Purdue University (College) 
1935-36 Indianapolis Kautskys (Independent)
1936-37 Indianapolis Kautskys (MBC)
1936-67 Kessler's All Stars (Independent)
1937-38 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1938-39 Hammond Ciesar All-Americans (NBL) 



Born in Indianapolis in 1914, Robert Louis Kessler was an All-American basketball player at Purdue. He lived in Anderson, Indiana before moving to Grand Blanc and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he was a vice president at General Motors. In 1932, he was seriously injured in an automobile accident. He married Nondas Harmeson (1914-2002) on August 21, 1936, and had three children, Robert (1941-2013), Barbara (1940-1995) and Beverly. He moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina, in 2001, where he died in September of that year. He was named the NBL Rookie of the Year for 1937-38.


Obituary:
http://savannahnow.com/stories/090801/OBITSindex.shtml#.VcDU2vlvHsZ

Source:
Indianapolis Star, April 29, 1932

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/k/kesslro01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=kesslbo01

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