Max Eugene Dalrymple

Year Inducted: 1981

Max Dalrymple was born November 25, 1918, in Port Huron.  He spent his entire life in Port Huron, except for his college career at Michigan State and two years as Lieutenant J.G. in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

His outstanding athletic career began at Washington Junior High, playing basketball and football under Coach Helge Paulson.

Moving on to Port Huron High, he lettered in football in 1934 and 1935 for the Red-Whites, receiving mentions on the All-State teams of the era.  He also played baseball, but it was on the basketball court that Dalrymple was established as one of the finest athletics in local history.  He was captain of Brick Fowler’s ’35-’36 team, and was chosen the Outstanding Player in the Flint Regional tourney, which Port Huron won by beating the host team 21-14.

Max entered Michigan State College, playing basketball for four years and lettering for three years on the varsity.  He was a member of Phi Lambda Tau Engineering fraternity and was Treasurer of his graduating class.

He returned to his home town to begin a career as a metallurgist for the Mueller Brass Company.  He played basketball for the Brassies in the Industrial League until entering the navy.  His post-war life included further participation in many sports, a fine record as a Lieutenant in the Naval Reserve, and as a husband and father of six children.

Max Eugene Dalrymple died on August 12, 1953, one of Port Huron’s last polio victims.