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Larry Lederman Larry Lederman | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(deceased: 12-24-32 to 1-16-04) (Contributor, Inducted 1975)

Larry was the first man to organize a national racquetball tournament, which occurred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1968. He was both a founder and the man behind the scenes in the development of the International Racquetball Association in 1969. Larry was the first national commissioner and was an active member of the early boards of directors. He was active in the development of racquetball in Wisconsin as well as throughout the international community. He served as the state chairman in Wisconsin and organized that state program. Larry was the athletic director at the YMCA in Milwaukee when racquetball was growing up. He helped the sport mature in both its popularity and organization.