ELSON, CHESTER C.

CHESTER C. ELSON (Deceased)

Inducted:  July 20, 1985 in Terre Haute, IN

Date of Birth:  March 5, 1911 in Kokomo, IN

High School Attended:  Princeton, IN                              Graduated:  1930

High School Honors:  Lettered in football and basketball for 3 years; voted Most Valuable Man on team in 1929-1930; captain of basketball team 1929-1930; debate team runner-up in State Finals.

College Attended:  Central Business College                  Graduated:  1931
                            DePauw University                                             1936

College Honors:  Lettered in football 4 years at DePauw; played on football team that was undefeated, untied, and unscored on for thirteen games.

Coaching Experience:  Coached basketball at Madison, IN, HS 1936-1939; coached basketball, track, tennis, and softball at Greencastle 1939-1942.

Outstanding Players Coached:  Donald Server, Gimbel Prize winner in basketball; Bill Lodge, Purdue University.

Special Recognition:  Was presented Doctor of Humane Letters in 1980 from DePauw University; received Old Gold Goblet for Outstanding Alumna of Year, October 11, 1981; organized and financed scholarship fund for Indiana Football Coaches Association with scholarships for each class of football for years to come in memory of former high school coach, Charles McConnell, through the Indiana Football Hall of Fame; headed drive for the 1933 DePauw team to raise $2,300,565 to pay for the fieldhouse of new athletic complex; pursued a career with Mutual and United of Omaha insurance.

Family:  Wife, Hildred; son, Byron (deceased in 1977).

Mr. Elson passed away July 29, 1992.