THOMAS "TOM" B. STEPHENSON (Deceased)
Inducted: October 12, 1984 in South Bend, IN (Posthumously)
Date of Birth: January 6, 1906 in Elkhart, IN
High School Attended: Elkhart Graduated: 1922
High School Honors: Captained football team and basketball teams; received first Leadership Medal to be awarded to a student at EHS.
College Attended: University of Chicago Graduated: 1927
College Honors: Editor of Maroon, University of Chicago yearbook; played football under Amos Alonzo Stagg; Phi Psi Fraternity.
Journalism Experience: Sports Editor-Wire News Editor of the Elkhart Truth; news editor, covering major sporting events of his time, 1927-1971; covered high school and university sports, including teams of Knute Rockne and Frank Leahy at Notre Dame; played a major role in development of play-by-play radio broadcasting.
Family: Wife, Phyllis; daughter, Barbara.
Mr. Stephenson passed away November 9, 1983.