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    Albert Adelman
    Albert Adelman

    Pioneer Era:
    1998 Inductee


    Northwestern Big Ten Medal of Honor All-Time Winners

    Complete list of Northwestern's Big Ten Medal of Honor Winners

    Nickname: "Ollie"

    Albert B. "Ollie" Adelman was a three-year letterwinner in football who also lettered in tennis. On the gridiron, Adelman was a tough halfback. As a member of the 1935 team, he helped the Wildcats to their first victory over Notre Dame since 1901. His three touchdowns a week later secured a victory over conference foe Wisconsin. Adelman was an integral member of the Wildcats backfield the following season, as the 1936 Wildcats won the first outright conference title in school history. On the tennis court, Adelman was the conference champion at No. 6 singles in 1936. His performance helped the Wildcats to a 10-3 record that year and a second-place finish in the conference.

    Adelman later served as the president of his father's company, Adelman Laundry and Cleaners, then worked at Adelman Travel Group with his son, Craig. Adelman was also an active member in the Jewish community, serving as the President of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.