W. F. BORGMANN (Deceased)
Inducted: April 29, 1978 in Richmond, IN
Date of Birth: May 18, 1913 in Fort Wayne, IN
High School Attended: Fort Wayne North Side Graduated: 1931
High School Honors: Lettered in football and basketball; member National Honor Society; received Paul C. Guild Award as outstanding scholar-athlete of graduating class.
College Attended: University of Michigan Graduated: 1935
College Honors: Lettered in football 1933-1934; All-Conference teams as guard; undefeated National Champions 1932 and 1933.
Coaching Experience: Freshman football coach at Michigan while in law school.
Officiating Experience: Served as a Big Ten football official for 20 years, a record for officials; worked Rose Bowl on January 2, 1967.
Special Recognition: Served in military during WW II; past-president and former member of Board of Directors of Rotary Club and Quest Club of Fort Wayne; former member Board of Directors of YMCA, Boy Scouts Council, Fort Wayne Country Club and Chamber of Commerce; past-president Fort Wayne Plan Commission and Redevelopment Commission; served as treasurer of Pixley Child Welfare, Inc.; member of Church Council of Trinity English Evangelical Lutheran Church; worked for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company and Central Soya Company, retiring in 1978.
Family: Wife, Helen; daughter, Suellen; sons, William, Jr., Daniel, and Thomas.
Mr. Borgmann passed away November 2, 2003.