Harry Anderson

Year Inducted: 1983

Category: Friends of Basketball

Schools / Organizations: Pekin High School

Biography: For 32 seasons, Harry Anderson of Pekin officiated high school basketball including 10 districts, 17 regionals, and one sectional. Thanksgiving, Christmas, County, and Conference Tournaments drawing Anderson’s whistle included Kankakee, Danville, Moline, East Moline, Havana, Mount Pulaski, Lincoln, Normal, St. Bede, Canton, Olympia, Streator, Jacksonville, Moline and Hartsburg-Emden – Tazewell, Fulton, and Knox – Indian Valley. Anderson was an all-state player at (Chicago) Austin High School and was all-conference, captain, and most valuable player at Illinois Wesleyan University.  Harry Anderson died on February 25, 1998.