Robert Lee 'Bob' Hunter
Date of Birth: September 4, 1898, in Mapleton, Iowa
Date of Death: July 28, 1997, in Chicago, Illinois (98 years old)
Chicago Tribune - Published 07/31/97
Judge Robert L. Hunter died at his home in Chicago, Illinois
Did you know?
Bob Hunter was a champion wrestler at the University of Iowa as
well as a star on the gridiron. He graduated from Iowa in 1922.
Long after his football career, he was the republican candidate for
Mayor of Chicago in 1951.
While doing research for Merle Hunter, who is listed as playing for the
1925-1926 Hammond Pros, we found that he never played professional football
and that it is really Bob Hunter, University of Iowa, who played pro-football
for the Hammond Pros in 1925 and 1926.
We contacted the daughter of Merle Hunter to verify his football career and she
confirmed to us that he did play football at Ashland College but she also told us
that she was sure that her father never played pro-football, which prompted the
research and findings for Bob Hunter.
1925 Hammond Pros (NFL)
1926 Hammond Pros (NFL)
University of Iowa