Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tommy O'Brien

Thomas William O'Brien 

February 16, 1916   

November 17, 1955  
El Paso, TX

1933-34 Union Hill High School - New Jersey (High School)
1935-36 George Washington University (College)
1936-37 George Washington University (College)
1937-38 George Washington University (College)
1938-39 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1939-40 Jersey Reds (ABL)
1939-40 Akron Firestone Non-Skids (NBL)
1940-41 Akron Firestone Non-Skids (NBL)
1941-42 Akron Shulan (semi-pro)

Born to Michael and Mary O'Brien in New York, Tommy O'Brien was an all-American at GW. He played pro basketball in the ABL, signing ith the Jersey Reds on November 20, 1938, before moving to Akron to join the Firestones. After serving in the South Pacific during World War 2, O'Brien worked as a zone truck manager for General Motors in Texas. He died in Texas at the age of 39 of Nephrosclerosis.

He was married to Mary.

Asbury Park Press, January 5, 1938
El Paso Herald Post, November 18, 1955


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