Thursday, November 10, 2016

Johnny Norlander

John Arthur Norlander

March 5, 1921
Virginia, MN

March 6, 2002
Virginia, MN

1936-37 Roosevelt High School - Virginia, MN (High School)
1937-38 Roosevelt High School - Virginia, MN (High School)
1938-39 Roosevelt High School - Virginia, MN (High School)
1940-41 Hamline College - Minnesota (College)
1941-42 Hamline College - Minnesota (College)
1942-43 Hamline College - Minnesota (College)
1943-44 Bainbridge Naval (Military)
1945-46 Auerbach All-Stars (Independent)
1945-46 Baltimore Bullets (ABL)
1946-47 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1947-48 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1948-49 Washington Capitols (BAA)
1949-50 Washington Capitols (NBA)
1950-51 Washington Capitols (NBA)
1950-51 York Victory AC (EBL)

Born in Minnesota to John and Martha Norlander, Johnny attended Roosevelt HS and afterwards moved on to Hamline College where he lead the Pipers to a 1942 championship. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Norfolk, and after the war played basketball professionally, primarily with the Washington Capitols. He worked for 23 years as a salesman at Converse.

Johnny married Lois Larson in October of 1943. Following her death in 1962, Johnny remarried to Bernice Anderson Ash in 1963. He had three sons and a daughter.

Obituary, Mesabi Daily News,
Baltimore Sun, February 24, 1944


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