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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.