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George "Tex" Rickard
Birth: Jan. 2, 1870
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1929
Miami Beach
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA

Sports Figure. Boxing promoter and founder of the New York Rangers hockey team. In 1925 he obtained the rights to promote events at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He was partners with boxer Jack Dempsey and his manager Jack Kearns, and was responsible for the first live radio broadcast of a title fight in 1921. In 1925 Rickard obtained a NHL franchise, and the Rangers came into being. He opened "Boston Madison Square Garden" in 1928, now known as Boston Garden. (bio by: Ginny M) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Maxine Hodges Rickard (1903 - 1976)*
  Leona Viola Bittick Rickard (1875 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  Curtis L Rickard (1895 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Juniper
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ginny M
Record added: Jun 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14750184
George Tex Rickard
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George Tex Rickard
Added by: Ginny M
 
George Tex Rickard
Added by: Ginny M
 
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