GRAHAM, GORDON HAIG

GORDON HAIG GRAHAM  (Deceased)     

Inducted:  April 30, 1977 in South Bend, IN (Posthumously)

Date of Birth:  September 27, 1909 in Cedarville, OH

High School Attended:  Lafayette Jefferson  Graduated:  1926

College Attended:  Purdue University (attended 2 years)     

Professional Career:  Sportswriter, sports editor, and night editor for Lafayette Journal and Courier 1928-1966; began a daily sports column, "Graham Crackers," in 1933; covered area high school sports and Purdue sports, traveling coast to coast to do so.    

Special Recognition:  As a member of Associated Press Football Writers Association, served on selection committee for All-Americans in football and basketball; was on nominations committee of Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame; Indiana Top Sportswriter of the Year in 1960 and l966; named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Branigan 1966; honorary member of John Purdue Club; member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity; honored by townspeople with a testimonial dinner and given a new car in 1959; charter member of the Football Writers Association of America; inducted posthumously into Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame 1988.

Mr. Graham passed away June 20, 1966.