WARD BROWN  (Deceased)

Inducted:  July 20, 1985 in Terre Haute, IN

Date of Birth:  June 8, 1917 in Rossville, IN

High School Attended:  Rossville                                  Graduated:  1935

High School Honors:  Captain of basketball team 1935; Mental Attitude Award 1934.

College Attended:  Indiana State Teachers College       Graduated:  1941 

College Honors:  Vice-president of Freshman Class 1938; president of Sophomore Class 1939; co-captain of basketball team 1941; Gillum Mental Attitude Award 1941.

Special Recognition:  Contributed to the advancement of Indiana Football by assisting in formulating and administering the Indiana High School Play-offs during his 1969-1975 tenure as Assistant Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletics Association; a three class format was initiated in 1973-1974, expanding to a four class format in 1983-1984; there are now five high school football classes; served as Commissioner of IHSAA 1976-1983.

Family:  Wife, Gladys; children, Herbert, Janet, and Carol.

Mr. Brown died May 1, 1986.