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Ted AbramTed Abram

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School: Grant Graduation Year: 1959

Year Inducted: 2014

Sports Played: Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field

High School Honors: 3-year letter winner in track. As a junior, was PIL mile champion and third in State; as a senior was PIL and State champion in the mile, both meet records; set PIL and dual meet records in the 880 and mile; chosen All-American in mile and 880 by Scholastic Magazine. 2-year letter winner in basketball, member of 1958 PIL championship team, finished second at State. 3-year letter winner in cross country, PIL champion and second in State, senior year.

Post High School Career: Ran track at University of Oregon; had fourth best half-mile time in the nation; helped 2-mile relay team set national indoor and outdoor records. Won the Doyle Higdon Award for excellence in athletics and scholarship. Peace Corps Volunteer (Guatemala and Liberia). Earned law degree at Willamette University College of Law, served as Klamath County District Court Judge and Circuit Court Judge; (an advocate for small, honest and competent government) named Judge of the Year in 1986.

Commentary:

The preparation and competition involving individual (mile, half-mile) and basketball, greatly prepared me for the competition of the courtroom, where I was a Circuit Judge in Klamath and Lake Counties.

I had two superlative high school coaches, Paul McCall in basketball and JV football and Dennis Sullivan in track and cross country. Both were wonderful gentlemen with great knowledge of their sports. Both motivated and inspired excellence. It is an honor to join Coaches McCall and Sullivan as a member of the PIL Hall of Fame. These coaches and a teacher of civics, Wayne Altree, were great mentors that greatly influenced my social and intellectual development.

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