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George Conn

National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame Member Details

Year Inducted:

1977

 

 

 

Name:

George Conn

 

 

Hometown:

 

 

 

Team History:

Chicago Sidewinders

 

 

NWBA Service:

NWBA President

 

 

Sports Biography:

Played with the Chicago Sidewinders of the Mid-West Conference from 1960-1963. Member of US Paralympic Basketball Team (1964-Tokyo). Served as President of NWBA Executive Committee 1966-1976. Competed in numerous USA Stoke Mandeville & Pan American Games. Member of NWAA Hall of Fame. Served as special advisor to 2 U.S. Presidents on matters concerning the employment of the disabled. Appointed as Commissioner of Rehabilitation in the Department of Health, Education & Welfare, under President Reagan.

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