Friday, November 13, 2015

Ben Stephens

Benjamin M. Stephens

November 27, 1916  
Cambridge, IL ??

April 6, 1966
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

1936-37 Iowa University (College)
1937-38 Iowa University (College)
1938-39 Iowa University (College)
1939-40 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1940-41 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1941-42 Akron Goodyear Wingfoots (NBL)
1941-42 East Liverpool Fleetwings (Independent)
1942-43 Akron Goodyear (Independent)
1942-43 Akron Collegians (Independent)
1947-48 Akron Collegians (Independent)

Stephens was All-Conference in his senior year in Iowa, and then joined Goodyear as an employee as well as a basketball player. He served in the navy during World War 2, and then was the Goodyear Plant manager in Lincoln, Nebraska. He later transferred to the plant in St Mary's, Ohio, and was promoted to director of production  for their industrial products division.
While on vacation in the Virgin Islands in 1966 with his wife and son, Stephens suffered a fatal heart attack. He was 49 years old.
He was married to Jane and had one son, Michael.

Toledo Blade, April 7, 1966


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