Hank Lauman


Hank Lauman
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Inducted: 1976

Lauman bowled with the Hermann Undertakers of St. Louis for several years. The sponsor, the late Cone Hermann, is believed to be the first to pay a bowler a yearly salary. This was his arrangement with Lauman for nearly three years after Lauman's discharge from the service and until he moved to California in 1949. He was second in doubles and all-events in the 1947 USBC Open Championships and earned $1,531, the most of any individual that year.