Gus K. Tebell

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Gus K. Tebell
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Gus K. Tebell (D)

Electoral District At-large (citywide)
Term Start September 1, 1946
Term End August 31, 1950
Preceded by Sam Morris (D)
Succeeded by Gus K. Tebell (D)

Vice-president of the
Charlottesville City Council
Electoral District Elected by and from council
Term Start September 1, 1946
Term End August 31, 1948
Preceded by Sam A. Morris (D)
Succeeded by William R. Hill (D)

Electoral District Elected by and from council
Term Start September 1, 1948
Term End August 31, 1950
Preceded by Roscoe S. Adams (D)
Succeeded by Strother F. Hamm (D)

Electoral District Appointed by council
Term Start September 1, 1950
Term End August 31, 1954
Preceded by Gus K. Tebell (D)
Succeeded by Thomas J. Michie (D)

Biographical Information

Date of birth September 6, 1897
Date of death May 28, 1969 (aged 71)
Place of birth Saint Charles, Illinois
Place of death Richmond, Virginia
Spouse Harriette T. Tebell (1897–1958)
Children Gus K. Tebell Jr. (1929-2002)
Harriette Tebell "Sissy" Long (1932-2018)
Alma mater University of Wisconsin
Profession College athletics

Gustav Kenneth "Gus" Tebell (1897 – 1969) was a football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator in the first half of the twentieth century. He was a member of the Charlottesville City Council from 1946 to 1954. [1] In 1948, he was elected by the council to serve as president (mayor) of the Charlottesville City Council (1948-1950).

Univerity of Virginia

From 1934 to 1936, Tebell coached at the University of Virginia, where he compiled a 6–18–4 record. From 1930 to 1951, he served as the head men's basketball coach at UVA. In 1951 he became Athletic Director. Tebell also coached baseball at Virginia from 1941 to 1943 and from 1945 to 1955.

Civic career

1946 election

Tebell and Roscoe Adams were the winners in the 1946 election for two open seats on the City Council. [2]

1950 election

Tebell was the top vote-getter in the April 4, 1950 Democratic Primary. [3] He and William R. Hill were elected. [4]

Tebell was the lone vote against hiring James E. Bowen as the city manager in June 1948. [5]

Later life, death, and namesake

Gus Tebell Memorial Award

The University of Virginia honors Tebell by giving an annual award in his name, the Gus Tebell Memorial Award, which is granted each year to the graduating male student-athlete with the highest grade point average through his four years at the university.


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References

  1. Print: Change in Election Meets Disapproval, , Daily Progress, Lindsay family January 5, 1960, Page .
  2. Web. Over 2,000 Expected to Vote in Tuesday's Council Primary, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 5, 1948, retrieved December 24, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. April 5, 1948 page 11.
  3. Web. City's Democrats Nominate Hill and Tebell; Council Primary Brings Out 1,200 voters, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, March 28, 1950, retrieved June 13, 2017 from University of Virginia Library.
  4. Web. Hill and Tebell Win Council Seats;Vote Exceeds 2,500, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, June 14, 1950, retrieved June 13, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. June 14, 1950 page 1.
  5. Web. Bowen is Named Acting Manager by City Council, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, June 1, 1948, retrieved October 14, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. June 1, 1948 page 1.

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