Profiles

Louis Goldstein

Louis was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. His citation is copied below:

Louis L. Goldstein epitomizes the model Washington College graduate. No one has returned so much to an institution from which he received his degree. Even as a student, Louis set an example for fellow members of the campus community. His leadership and accomplishments indicated very early in his life that he would be a success as a representative of the people.

The term “all-around student” was coined for Louis Goldstein. Besides being outstanding in his academic work, he was one of the most active and well-thought-of students on campus. The 1935 yearbook unknowingly predicted what was to be Louis Goldstein’s destiny. “He’s made more friends by his happy care-free manner than any boy in the college – we roughly estimate he knows three-quarters of the people in Maryland, and most of them are his bosom pals.” These same words can still be expressed some 60 years later.

Athletically, Louis played baseball for three years and football for one year. Many a story has been told about his shagging fly balls hit off the fungo bat of Coach Kibler. There are stories also concerning his enlarged pedal extremities and how they impeded his speed forward and backward.

In a sense, Louis Goldstein, has never really left Washington College. Our athletic programs have benefited immensely. As an official representative in State government, he used his influence in 1955 in helping to secure state funds for what is now known as the Cain Athletic Center. During his long tenure on the Board of Visitors and Governors and as its Chairman, he has been influential in helping upgrade the athletic fields and securing of the construction of the Casey Swim Center and the Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center.

He has always been supportive of the athletic endeavors of the college and indicated his approval at the outset when the idea of a Washington College Athletic Hall of Fame was presented.

Washington College takes great pride and considers it a privilege and a pleasure to induct Louis L. Goldstein into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this 30th day of September, 1995.