Erwin E. Schulze
Sport(s): Tennis (Men's)
Er Schulze was an outstanding high school tennis player at Carl Schurz High School in Chicago in the early 1940s. He was number-one singles and doubles player on the team in 1943 and 1947, winning the singles and doubles titles at the Big State tournament both years, defeating opponents from Evansville, Butler, Purdue, and Indiana. He was tapped for the leadership honorary, Gold Key, and the scholastic honorary, Phi Beta Kappa, his senior year. He was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. Upon graduation, he attended Yale Law School, earning a law degree. He practiced law for a number of years in Chicago, later was chief executive of two major Chicago-based companies and was elected chairman and CEO of the Chicago Stock Exchange in 1990. He played competitive tennis in Chicago and the Midwest for more than 20 years; has been chair of the U.S. Claycourts Championship; its official referee for many years; chair of the USLTA Ranking Committee for 10 years and founded the Tennis Excellence Program for outstanding young players in Chicago.