Born on February 16, 1905
Ottumwa, IA
November 24, 1994.
Inducted On
August 2, 1974
Location Inducted
Bloomington, IN
Region Number
Indiana State
Chicago Lindbloom, IL
Received 12 letters in football, track, basketball, baseball, and swimming; won the Chicago HS Baseball Championship in 1923; pitched against Washington HS (New York Champions) in the Polo Grounds.
University of Chicago; Indiana University MS and DD; University of Chicago PH.D.
Sophomore fullback on U of C's last Big 10 Football Championship 1924; football captain in 1926 under Coach Amos Alonzo Stagg; also played basketball and baseball.
Recognized for 25 years of service in the Indiana Collegiate Conference; affiliated with Indiana State University for 44 years; coached various sports, served as athletic director, and chaired the Men's Physical and Recreation Department; established the School of Health, Physical Education, and served as its first Dean until retirement; upon retirement, former players and friends established the Dr. Walter E. Marks Scholarship Fund at ISU; an athletic field was named in his honor; officiated the Rose Bowl game in 1960; served in the US Army Air Force during WW II.
Coaching Experience: Football coach for 19 years, baseball coach for 15 years, basketball coach for 9 years, and golf coach for 9 years at Indiana State University; freshman football coach at Indiana University under Bill Hayes; coached US Air Force in 1945 and ranked 17th in nation.