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Ed Lander
Hometown (Last School)
Lexington, KY (Lafayette)
1941-42, 1942-43
January 31, 1922

1942-43: (Broke leg “incomplete fracture” in game vs. Alabama on 6-FEB-1943)

Obituary – Ex-Lexington Principal Ed Lander Dies at 77, Lexington Herald-Leader (August 6, 1999)

Walden Edward “Ed” Lander Jr., former principal of Lexington Junior High School, died Wednesday at Hospice Care Center. He was 77 and lived at 239 Chinoe Road.

Mr. Lander retired as principal at Lexington Junior in the early 1980s after about 14 years in that position. He previously had been a teacher there.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Lander was a freshman basketball coach at Eastern Kentucky University under legendary coach Paul McBrayer. Mr. Lander also taught and coached high school basketball in Utah.

Mr. Lander was a Lexington native who played basketball at Picadome and Lafayette high schools. He went on to letter in basketball at the University of Kentucky in 1942 and 1943 and was a member of UK’s baseball and tennis teams. He received a bachelor’s degree from UK and later a master’s degree from EKU. He served in the Army during World War II and received a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Mr. Lander was a former president of Lexington Country Club and had been a member of The Lexington Club and Lexington Lodge No. 1 Free & Accepted Masons. He was an avid golfer.

Surviving are his wife, Charlotte Newell Lander; and grandchildren.

Services will be a 1 p.m. Saturday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Saturday. Contributions suggested to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital or Hospice of the Bluegrass.

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