Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dan Luther Pippin 1926-1965

Ex-Mizzou Cage Star Dan Pippin Is Found Dead

FULTON, Mo. (AP)  Dan L. Pippin, captain of the championship U.S. Olympic basketball team in 1952 and former cage star at the University of Missouri was found dead today in his car at a vacant farm house garage near McCredie, Mo.

Coroner Denzil C. Browning said the body was in a car from which a hose extended from the exhaust pipe through a window.

Browning said officers were notified by Mrs. Pippin that she had received a letter from her husband in which he said he planned to commit suicide and informed her where to send officers to find the body.

Pippin had failed to return to the family home at Auxvasse.

Pippin, 37, had been an insurance salesman.

Besides his wife and father, he is survived by three children.

Pippin attended the University of Missouri and entered military service in 1944.  After World War II, he played with the M.U. basketball team for three seasons, winning Big Seven Conference honors.

He was ranked 10th among the all-time University of Missouri basketball scorers with 802 points for his college career.

St. Joseph News-Press
April 1, 1965

20 October, 1926 - 31 March, 1965

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