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Dr. James Naismith
[James Naismith]
November 6, 1861- November 28, 1939
Born in Ontario and educated at McGill University, Dr. James Naismith invented the game of basketball in a YMCA gymnasium in Springfield, Mass., and developed basketball’s original 13 rules
Author of numerous articles and books, he was a physical educator and Presbyterian minister with degrees in philosophy, religion, physical education and medicine.
Posthumously elected to the American Academy of Physical Education in 1941, the Basketball Hall of Fame is also named after him.
Initiated: 1894
Roswell Lee Lodge, Springfield, Ma
Affiliated
Worshipful Master : 1927-1928
Lawrence Lodge No. 6, Kansas

Source: Grand Lodge of New York; Jim Harrison, Freemasons Who Made a Difference.

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