Lynn W. Whiteside

Class of 1932 / Inducted 1972 - Charter Member / Football

A charter member of the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame, Lynn W. Whiteside played football and basketball during his collegiate years. He was best known for being an outstanding lineman, and together with Clarence Mackey was a part of one of the best tight end combinations the Wasps’ football program has seen. Whiteside’s accomplishments as a football player were honored with his induction into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1972.

Whiteside, a social sciences major, was also involved in Blue Key and Sigma Iota social fraternity during his undergraduate studies.

Whiteside earned a master’s degree in Economics from Akron University in 1947. He became the director of management development at the Boeing Company and was a professional writer and speaker on the subjects of leadership and business management. His civic activities included membership in Kiwanis, serving as an officer of his local YMCA, and working as a committee member for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He was a charter member of the American Society for Training and Development. He also served four terms as a Kansas State Representative.

Whiteside died at age 74 on July 25, 1983 at his home in Wichita, Kansas.