Dr. Larry P. Huston
Larry grew up in the Savannah area, entering high school in 1952, where he was elected president of his freshman class, an honor he held the next two years, and vice president as a senior. A fine athlete, he received four letters in basketball at Savannah under coach Bill Tegtmeier, and three letters in baseball. From a 5’11’ height as a freshman he grew to 6’6” senior proportions and dominated the county league as a center, as the Savannah Sailors won consecutive championships.
Larry averaged 22.5 points per game as a sophomore, 32.8 as a junior, and 45.2 as a senior, a fantastic record of 2469 point total in four years of 81 games, to become an All-Ohio player.
Enrolling at Ohio State on an academic and athletic scholarship, Larry co-captained the freshman team and played first string for three years under coaches Floyd Stahl and Fred Taylor. A couple of teammates were Larry Siegfried and Frank Howard, later of the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Larry graduated summa cum laude in Pharmacy and passed the state Pharmacy Board exams in both Ohio and Florida with the highest scores. He has served in pharmacy in Grove City, St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Hess and Clark research in Ashland, manufactured generic pharmaceuticals in Columbus, back to retailing in Mansfield, and presently in Westerville, Ohio. During these year he managed to study law by extension from LaSalle University and gained his degree, and then on a five year grant received a Ph.D in pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Kansas.
Larry is presently active in the Westerville Rotary Club and enjoys playing piano and accordion organ for various nursing homes in the area.
Nominator: Laurie Meyers Huston
Presenter: Jack Kelley