William Archibald Theissen
February 28, 1903
September 20, 1999
1920-21 Hammond High School - Indiana (High School)
1922-23 Purdue University (College)
1923-24 Hammond Chevrolets (Independent)
1925-26 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1927-28 Hammond Trust (Independent)
1927-28 Hammond Colonials (Independent)
After briefly playing pro basketball, Bill worked for many years for Amoco as a superintedent of the instrumentation department. When he died in 1999 at 98 years of age, he was the last survivng player from the inaugural season of the ABL.
He was married twice, Vinetta and Marjorie, and had one son.
The Times (Munster, IN), September 23, 1999