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Graham McNamee
Birth: Jul. 10, 1888
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: May 9, 1942
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Radio Broadcasting Pioneer. In 1923 he received a job announcing sporting events at a radio station in New York City. During the 1920s, he broadcast not only numerous sporting events like the World Series, Rose Bowl, and championship boxing fights, but also national political conventions and the arrival of Charles Lindbergh in Paris in 1927. His descriptions of the events which took place before the live microphone were characterized by "a combination of informality and warmth that appealed greatly to his listeners." There were three sports events that McNamee broadcast that he considered memorable: 1) the fabled long count of the Dempsey-Tunney fight in 1927, 2) the comeback of Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Howard Ehmke in the 1929 World Series, and 3) the Babe Ruth home run in the 1932 World Series. He continued to work in radio and doing narration for movie newsreels until his death. His memorable sign-off was always "This is Graham McNamee speaking, Goodnight, all." (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) 
 
Burial:
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Columbus
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Jan 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10324112
Graham McNamee
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