Monday, January 16, 2017

Dan Kraus

Daniel Joseph Kraus

February 13, 1923
The Bronx, NY

December 28, 2012
Columbia, MD

1938-39 DeWitt Clinton High School - Bronx, NY (High School)
1939-40 DeWitt Clinton High School - Bronx, NY (High School)
1940-41 DeWitt Clinton High School - Bronx, NY (High School)
1941-42 Georgetown University (College) Freshmen
1942-43 Georgetown University (College)
1946-47 Georgetown University (College)
1947-48 Georgetown University (College)
1948-49 Baltimore Bullets (BAA)
1948-49 Scranton Miners (ABL)

Kraus was born in the Bronx and at age 11, his basketball skills caught the attention of Georgetown University coach Elmer Ripley. Kraus wound up playing for Ripley after graduating high school at Georgetown. He was also in the USMC during World War 2, and returned to Georgetown after the war. After starring at Georgetown, Kraus played basketball for the Baltimore Bullets and the Scranton Miners before becoming an FBI Special Agent for 26 years.

He married Jane McHale in 1944 and they had eight children.

Washington Post Obituary, January 4, 2013


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