Paul Dewhirst

Paul Dewhirst

 

 

Paul Dewhirst (1922)

Paul Dewhirst graduated from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and the University of Illinois. He earned a numeral in track at Illinois. In 1922, he was the captain of both the football team and the basketball team. Dewhirst played right end on the CHS football team as a junior that beat Urbana 24-0. During his senior year, "Paulie" played a wing position that made him a dreaded opponent of the visiting backs that ventured around his end. The 1921 football team had notable victories over Arcola (60-0), Alton (41-0) and Streator (51-0). His basketball team, on which he was a forward, was the first in the district. Dewhirst also threw the javelin and discus. He was a member of the state championship track team in 1921 and he placed third in State in the javelin in 1922.