Arthur I. BurkeSportswriter, 1930-75
New Orleans States-Item

Inducted: 1985

Sportswriter for 42 years and executive sports editor (1964-75) of the New Orleans States-Item for 12 years.

Began covering high schools as a student at Loyola and Tulane in 1930 and later covered boxing world championships, Kentucky Derbies, World Series, Super Bowls and All-Star games.

Served in the U.S. Navy on active duty in the Pacific from October of 1940 through January of 1946.

Original member of the Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee and served as the group's chair in 1977.

Involved in the American Legion baseball program.

A lifelong New Orleanian, he died on Jan. 27, 1997 at the age of 82.

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