Washington, Indiana Native Chuck Harmon Passes Away

Washington, Indiana native Chuck Harmon has passed. Besides being the first African-American Cincinnati Red, he was a great athlete at Washington High School. He was part of the Hatchets 1941 and 1942 Indiana Basketball Championships. He was the tenth of twelve children. A Navy Veteran. At the time of his death, he was believed to be the oldest living member of a IHSAA championship team. The Washington Little League program is named in his honor and he was the Grand Marshall of the Washington Bicentennial Parade in 2016. He lived in Cincinnati. He was born in 1924. He played college basketball at the University of Toledo, leaving school to serve in World War II. He was inducted into the Toledo Hall of Fame in 1977, and the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 1995. And the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1989.

From left to right: Mayor Joe Wellman, Chuck Harmon, Chuck’s daughter Cheryl, and Don Spillman