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John W. Herron

Sent to Akron by the Quaker Oats Co., this Lake Forest College graduate became an Akron crude rubber and carbon black broker and an Ohio amateur gold champion. In all, starting in 1916, he won nine Portage Country Club championships to cement a reputation as one of the city’s more successful adopted sons. The native of Peoria, III. Also won the Akron District Gold Association crown in 1927.

Inducted 1957 | Golf