Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Harry Solomon

Harry Solomon


Born:
July 23, 1913
Detroit, MI

Died:
July 8, 1999
Royal Oak, MI


Career
1929-30 Northern High School - Detroit (High School)
1930-31 Northern High School - Detroit (High School)
1931-32 Michigan Normal (College)
1932-33 Michigan Normal (College)
1934-35 University of Michigan (College)
1935-36 Detroit Hed Aids (MBC)
1937-38 Gibson (Detroit Basketball Association)
1938-39 Suffrin (Detroit Basketball Association) Head coach / Player
1939-40 Suffrin (Detroit Basketball Association) Head coach / Player
1940-41 Suffrin (Detroit Basketball Association) Head coach / Player

Identified on sports encyclopedias as Harrison O. Solomon, but Harrison Solomon Sr was too old to be in high school in 1930, and Harrison Solomon Jr was too young.


Solomon helped Northern HS to the city championship in 1930. He later wound up a clothier in the Detroit area, running a store at 7 Mile and Livernois, retiring in 1977. He took a part time job at the Argyle Shop in Bloomfield Hills, and eventually decided to purchase that sture. He retired and solf the store in 1998, and died the next year at 85.

He was married to Sylvia and they has two daughters and a son.

Source:
Detroit Free Press, September 20, 1951
Detroit Free Press, March 18, 1964
Obituary, Detroit Free Press, July 11, 1999


Stats:
http://probasketballencyclopedia.com/player/harry-solomon/

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