RUTH HANGEN, Getzville, New York

Inducted 1975

Player: Ruth Hangen of Getzville, New York, won the Women’s World Championship four times in consecutive years from 1970 through 1973 and won a fifth championship in 1976.  During the four-year stretch, Ruth posted four perfect 7-0 records, for a combined 28-0 record.  The 1976 championship was won with a 6-1 record in a 3-game playoff with Lorraine Thomas. 


Ruth appeared on several national TV shows, including the popular “What’s My Line”.  She also served a NHPA Vice President, elected in 1968 and later served six years as chair of the NHPA Hall of Fame Committee.  Ruth passed away March 27, 2003, at age 86.