National Softball Hall of Fame Member
Year Inducted: 1977
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
BioFirst woman commissioner in ASA history. Was appointed San Antonio commissioner in 1951 and served for 24 years. She also served as a regional vice president.
Gave 43 years of her life to the San Antonio, TX recreation division. Joined the division as a playground leader in 1932, was promoted to supervisor of women’s athletics and later to supervisor of playgrounds. In 1941, she was named superintendent of recreation, and held that position for 34 years.
In 1975, the Lou Hamilton Community Center was dedicated in her honor.
She was past president of the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation and past president of the Texas Recreation Society and served on its board of directors.
She passed away May 3, 1975 at age 65. Was born March 18, 1909.
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