Friday, July 22, 2016

Jim Usry

James Leroy Usry

February 2, 1922
Athens, GA

January 25, 2002
Atlantic City, NJ

1938-39 Atlantic City High School - New Jersey (High School)
1941-42 Lincoln University - Pennsylvania (College)
1945-46 Lincoln University - Pennsylvania (College)
1946-47 New York Rens (NBL)
1947-48 New York Rens (NBL)
1948-49 Dayton Rens (NBL)
1949-50 New York Rens (NBL)
1949-50 New York Harlem Yankees (ABL)
1950-51 Saratoga Harlem Yankees (ABL)

Usry served in the military during World War 2. After basketball he was a teacher and administrator in Atlantic City. He became the mayor of Atlantic City in March of 1984 when Michael Matthews was recalled. He was elected to a full term in 1986. In July of 1989, while still in office, Usry was arrested for accepting a bribe. He left office the following year.

Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), March 14, 1984
Pittsburgh Press, July 29, 1989
Courier Post (Camden, NJ), June 15, 1990


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