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Charles F. Ellinger

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1969


University of Maryland

Ellinger was born in 1914 in Baltimore and graduated from Baltimore City College High School in 1933 and from the University of Maryland in 1937. He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Harvard. Charlie played lacrosse informally for the Hopkins Bulldogs and then for City and was a member of City's Maryland Scholastic Association Championship Team in 1933.

At the University of Maryland, he played on the National Collegiate Championship teams of 1935, 1936 and 1937 and was selected a first team All-American attack in all three years. He was named a member of the United States teams that played in Vancouver, Canada in 1935 and 1936. For three years he played for the Baltimore Athletic Club. Charlie also played football and basketball and was elected to the State of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in 1969.

For 20 years, he was a member of the Maryland Lacrosse Officials and Southern Lacrosse Officials Associations and was district chief referee for each. He was the official's representative on the executive board of the United States Lacrosse Coaches Association. He has also been a member of the Quarterback Club; President of Colt Associates; President of Alumni Club of the University of Maryland and on its Board of Governors; a member of the "M" Club of the University of Maryland; and president of the Maryland Board of Football Officials. He has been Secretary of the Terrapin Club and on the Board of Governors of the Mt. Washington Club.

Serving in the Navy in World War II, his PT Squadron in the Pacific received Presidential Citation, five Battle Stars and five Area Ribbons.

Charley Ellinger passed away in 1970.