Oliphant, Elmer Quillen
- John M. Carroll
Oliphant, Elmer Quillen (09 July 1892–03 July 1975), college athlete, professional football player, and administrator, was born in Bloomfield, Indiana, the son of Marion Ellsworth Oliphant, a businessman, and Alice Quillen. At age nine he moved with his family to Washington, Indiana, and attended Washington High School for three years. After his father was swindled out of a large sum of money by his partner in the lumber business, Oliphant transferred to Linton High School in Linton, Indiana, so he could work in his father’s coal mine and help pay the family’s expenses. He was an all-state end in football at Linton and an outstanding runner on the track team. Oliphant graduated in 1910 and enrolled at Purdue University....