Inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1989

A New Britain native, Lipman played basketball, baseball and football at New Britain High School, and was captain of both the basketball and baseball teams. At the University of Connecticut he was captain of both basketball and baseball teams as well. He was a catcher for the Falcons and the West End Pirates, outstanding independent teams of the day, and an organizer of the original Phantoms basketball team.

After graduating from the University of Connecticut, he attended Boston University Law School, receiving his degree in 1939. While at Boston University, he was on the champion Boston YMHA basketball team, which he captained. He opened a private practice in New Britain where he was a prominent attorney for over 40 years. He was active in the Republican party and was nominated to be an Alderman.

Lipman served in the army during World War II and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Jewish War Veterans, the New Britain Lodge of Elks, and director of the New Britain Boys Club.

Image: Courtesy University of Connecticut Archives & Special Collections