Robert F. Rudolph
Raised in Atchison. The leading scorer in basketball in both his junior and senior seasons at Ingalls High School. Selected to the all-state team and played in the state high school tournament.
Recruited to Baker by former coach Emil Liston and players George Cleland and All “Skinny” Young. Started in each of his four years and was named to the all-conference team in both his junior and senior years. As a member of the 1936-37 team, played against the Dr. Forrest C. “Phog” Allen coached Kansas University Jayhawks, losing in Baldwin in December by one point in overtime, but beating KU 32-27 later in January at KU. This was the only loss for the Jayhawks on their home court that year, and the last time Baker beat KU in varsity action.
Was a leader in several campus activities and associations. Joined the Kappa Sigma fraternity and was selected president both semesters of his senior year. Member of the Baker Choir, the Spanish Club, French Club, the Epworth League, the staff of the Baker Orange and The Baker Wildcat and the Interfraternity Council. Member of the “B” Club and served as president for one year.
Served on the work crews, which quarried stone and helped construct the football stadium during the summers between semesters.
Received his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1938. Following graduation, worked in sales and medical relations fields for the Pet Milk Company, retiring in 1982 after 41 years. Served as the St. Louis admissions representative for Baker University from 1983 to 1986.
Resides with his wife, Mary, in St. Louis. Children are Alice, Kathleen and Rodney.