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Murray Olderman -
Elected in 1992 ... 1938 Spring Valley H.S. graduate ... renowned sports-writer and cartoonist ... got his start at the old Rockland Leader weekly newspaper, serving as sports editor and columnist while still in high school ... his sports cartoons first appeared in the old Nyack Journal-News in the 1940s ... in 1952, Olderman joined a Scripps-Howard syndicate, the Newspaper Enterprise Association, where he rose to sports editor and executive editor before retiring in 1987 ... his work was distributed to 800 daily newspapers for 35 years ... his columns and cartoons appeared in such publications as the New York World Telegram & Sun, the Pittsburgh Press, the Detroit News and the Chicago Daily News ... he covered almost every major sporting event, including the Olympics, World Series and 24 Super Bowls ... he also was a prolific magazine contributor of sports stories to Sports Illustrated, The Saturday Evening Post, Sport Magazine and many others, and his cartoons appeared frequently in The Sporting News ... his cartoons were featured on NBC-TV telecasts of football and baseball, and are on exhibit in the baseball, football and basketball Halls of Fame ... Olderman has authored 11 sports books on football, baseball, basketball, boxing, golf and tennis ... he did the illustrations for most of his books and the covers for several of them ... at various times, he has been honored as pro football writer of the year, sports cartoonist of the year, and best feature writer in basketball, football and golf ... he is recognized as one of the foremost pro football historians, and is past president of the Football Writers Association of America ... he has also been a visiting professor of journalism at two colleges in California ... a Spring Valley native, he now lives in Palm Springs, Calif.