| Overall UK Wins: 1 | Overall UK Losses: 2 | Win % 33.3 |
Date of Birth: September 7, 1900
Date of Death: December 19, 1958
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
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|1/22/1927||Kentucky at Georgia Tech||L||16 - 48||-||-||-||-||0||0||-||Referee - Scrappy O'Sullivan and Umpire - Sam Glassman|
|1/16/1929||Kentucky at Georgia Tech||L||19 - 33||-||-||-||-||0||0||-||Referee - Sam Glassman|
|1/20/1941||Kentucky at Georgia Tech||W||47 - 37||17||6||9||21||1||0||-||Referee - Pete Melton and Umpire - Sam Glassman|
Obituary - The Atlanta Constitution (December 20, 1958)
MACON SPORTS EDITOR, OFFICIAL
HEART ATTACK FATAL TO GLASSMAN
MACON (AP) - Sam Glassman, sports editor of the Macon Telegraph and a familiar figure in Georgia and Southeastern athletic circles for nearly 40 years, died of a heart ailment at 6:30 a.m. Friday. He was 58.
Glassman had returned to full duties several weeks ago after suffering a heart attack early in the fall. He worked his usual hours at the Telegraph Thursday night and was stricken at his residence about 2 a.m.
He was taken to Macon hospital where he died.
Glassman had been sports editor of the Telegraph since 1945, but before that for some 26 years he had officiated at basketball games and for 21 years at football games throughout the state, and he had been for 10 years high school and amateur editor of the The Atlanta Journal, writing sports on a part-time basis.
Born Samuel Jackson Glassman Sept. 7, 1900 in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of the late David B. Glassman and Mrs. Bessie Chite Glassman. Both of his parents were born in Russia. He moved to Atlanta in 1907 and attended Atlanta public elementary schools and Tech High School.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army near the end of World War I and served for 11 months, being discharged as a sargeant.
He was married to the former Miss Myrtis Greer of Atlanta on Nov. 22, 1920. His son, Sam Glassman Jr., is sports editor of he Thomasville Times-Enterprise.
The Glassmans moved from Atlanta to Macon in 1937. Mr. Glassman worked as a salesman for a number of years, devoting most of his spare time to his sports activities.
He was a charter member of the Southern Football Officials Association and the Southeastern Basketball Officials Association.
He was a past president and director of the South Atlantic League Sports Writers Association.
Glassman was present Monday night at a football banquet at Willingham High School at which a trophy bearing his name was presented to the Willingham Rams' most valuable player.
Glassman is survived by his wife, his son, a daughter, Mrs. Ida Ruth Chester of Macon; two grandsons, Jimmy Roland Chester and Chris Chester, both of Macon; one granddaughter, Debbie Glassman of Thomasville; two brothers, Harry Glassman of Atlanta, and Fred Glassman of Savannah; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Angel of Atlanta, and Mrs. Morris Cutler of Baltimore, Md.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Memorial Chapel in Macon.
Acive pallbearers will be Jim Chapman, Bill Ott, Sam Hopkins, Donald McDonald, John Raymond, all co-workers at the Telegraph, and Wallace Reid, sports editor of the Macon News.