George Crudden '31
Induction Year: 1993
Sport(s): Sports Writer
Graduation Year: 1931

George Crudden attended the F&M Academy before matriculating at F&M. He graduated in 1931 with a double major in English and history. While he was a member of the F&M golf team for a short while, it was as a sportswriter that he left his mark. He was an active undergraduate writer serving as the editor of the F&M Hullabaloo as well as serving as the sports information director for the college newspaper and as a sportswriter for the local newspapers. He worked for the local papers and the college for 27years before resigning his college position in 1954.

During his tenure at F&M, he was responsible for chronicling early athletic greats and saving articles and statistical data which are used to this day. No one person knows more about F&M sports than George Crudden. After leaving F&M, he became a full time sportswriter and editor for the Lancaster Newspapers. While retired for some time, Crudden is still a periodic contributing writer for the local newspapers. He was a member of national baseball, football, and basketball writers associations.

He also found time to be on the governor?s commission on aging, the mayor?s commission on aging, and the Lancaster Industrial Development Authority. He was inducted into the American Legion?s Hall of Fame in 1970 and received the prestigious ?George Kirchner Award? from the Lancaster Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association in 1971. If ever there was an ?All-American? award for sportswriters, George would be a recipient. George still lives an active life in Lancaster, Pa.