Ted Kiendl

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Ted Kiendl
Personal information
Born (1890-05-05)May 5, 1890
Brooklyn, New York
Died July 26, 1976(1976-07-26) (aged 86)
Bronxville, New York
Nationality American
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College Columbia (1907–1911)
Position Forward
Career highlights and awards

Theodore "Ted" Kiendl, Jr. (May 5, 1890 – July 26, 1976) was an American college basketball player at Columbia University in the early 1900s who was a three-time All-American, one-time National Player of the Year and part of a retroactively-named national championship team in 1909–10.[1][2] In Kiendl's four seasons the Lions compiled 42 wins and 16 losses.[2] He was a team captain in his final three seasons and was also a three-time All-Eastern Interscholastic League selection (1908–09, 1911).[2] Kiendl played the forward position and weighed 215 pounds (98 kg) by the time he was a senior in 1910–11.[3] He also played on the school's baseball team and served as a captain for three years.

Kiendl was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. After completing his undergraduate schooling in 1911 he stayed at Columbia and earned his Bachelor of Laws degree from Columbia Law School in 1913.[4] In his later life he served as a corporate lawyer in New York state.[5] He argued the landmark case Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1938.[6]


  1. ^ "Ivy League Basketball All-Americans". Ivy League. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). GoColumbiaLions.com. Columbia University. 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ Physical Culture, Volume 23. January 1910. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Catalogue of Officers and Graduates of Columbia University" (PDF). 1916 Edition. Columbia University. 1916. p. 8. Retrieved November 13, 2010. 
  5. ^ Hartman, Andrew (2008). Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School (PDF). Palgrave MacMillan. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ Erie R. Co. v. Tompkins, 304 U.S. 64 (1938).