Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Gene Anderson

Eugene Irving Anderson 

October 5, 1917  
Crothersville, IN   

June 11, 1999
Franklin, IN 


1932-33 Franklin High School - Indiana (High School)
1933-34 Franklin High School - Indiana (High School)
1934-35 Franklin High School - Indiana (High School)
1936-37 Purdue University (College)
1937-38 Purdue University (College)
1938-39 Purdue University (College)
1938-39 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (Independent)
1939-40 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1940-41 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1941-42 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1942-43 Akron Collegians (Independent)

Born to Irving (1882-1965) and Grace (1886-1946) Anderson, Gene went on to captain the basketball team at Purdue before working for Goodyear and playing three seasons on Wingfoots. He enlisted in the Navy Reserves in 1943 and served as a gunnery officer in both Europe and the Pacific. He went on to serve as Director of Irwin Union Bank and Trust, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
He married Rosemary Tulley on October 9, 1940 and they had two sons; David and John, and two daughters, Carol Hippensteel and Judy Deiwert.


Franklin Evening Star, February 3, 1939


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