Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Seward Leeka

Seward Clough Leeka


Born:
September 15, 1907
Oklahoma

Died:
October 11, 1985
Freeport, TX

Career
1928-29 University of Iowa (College)
1931-32 Long Beach Elks (Independent)
1932-33 Olson's Terrible Swedes (Independent)
1933-34 Minneapolis Oilers (AAU)
1935-36 Olson's Terrible Swedes (Independent)
1936-37 Olson's Terrible Swedes (Independent)
1937-38 Akron Firestone Non-Skids (NBL)

Born to Clarence Leeka (1877-1921) and Ruth Mabel Sheey (1877-1912). In 1929, Leeka was dropped from the University of Iowa due to a violation where money was "loaned" to players by the school. He applied for reinstatement in spring of 1930.
In 1939, he was coaching high school football in Freeport, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War 2.
Leeka was married to Roberta Dawson (1912-1984).

Grave

Source:
Daily Independent (Murhpysboro, Illinois), December 12, 1929

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/l/leekase01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=leekase01

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