Jeannette Knepprath

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Jeannette Knepprath
City: Milwaukee
State: Wisconsin
Inducted: 1963

Jeannette Knepprath was the first woman inducted into the WIBC Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service. Knepprath was known as a pioneer of women’s bowling and served a 36-year term as WIBC president (1924-1960). Under her leadership, membership grew from 2,885 members to more than 1.5 million.