Elser, Don

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Elser, Don Gender: M
Donald Lewis Elser
born on 3 August 1913 at 09:20 (= 09:20 AM )
Place Gary, Indiana, 41n36, 87w21
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 10°39' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°01 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 03°20'


American pro basketball and football player, who played in the National Basketball League (NBL) for the Toledo Jim White Chevrolets (1941–1942), and for the Boston Shamrocks in the American Football League (AFL). While at Notre Dame, Elser was selected to play in the 1936 Chicago College All-Star Game.

Elser was also a standout track and field athlete in college. He finished in second place (behind Olympian Jesse Owens) in the 220-yard low hurdles at the 1936 NCAA Track and Field Championships. He also finished fifth in the shot put, earning All-American status in both events.

Elser died on 18 October 1968, aged 55, in Gary, Indiana.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives. Wikipedia has 4 August in error.


  • Vocation : Sports : Basketball
  • Vocation : Sports : Football (American football)
  • Vocation : Sports : Track and Field
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (NBL and AFL player)