Friday, November 17, 2017

Barney Varnes

Blair L. "Barney" Varnes

April 28, 1904
Stoughton, WI

April 27, 1999
Clinton, IA


1924-25 Chicago YMCA (Independent)
1925-26 DePaul University (College)
1926-27 Chicago Bruins (ABL)
1926-27 Ke-Nash-A Blue Streaks (Independent)
1927-28 Ke-Nash-A Blue Streaks (Independent)
1928-29 Ke-Nash-A Blue Streaks (Independent)
1929-30 Ke-Nash-A Blue Streaks (Independent)
1930-31 Ke-Nash-A Blue Streaks (Independent)
1931-32 St. Patrick High School - Chicago (High School) Head coach

Referred to by George Halas as "a one-man scoring machine," Varnes played pro basketball while working his way through law school. He would practice law around Chicago and would eventually become a circuit court judge in DuPage county in Illinois.

He married Madeline Wardan (d. 1968) in 1933 and they had two sons and two daughters.

Obituary, Chicago Tribune, April 29, 1999


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