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George Preston Marshall
Birth: Oct. 11, 1896
Death: Aug. 9, 1969

Sports Magnate. He was the owner of the NFL's Washington Redskins from the team's founding in Boston in 1932 to his passing. He was considered the "master showman" of the NFL as he brought gala halftime pageants, team bands, and cheerleaders to the league. He also came up with the idea of having two divisions with a title playoff. He, along with Chicago Bears owner George Halas, were considered the two major forces in the NFL in the 1930s and 1940s. His one major drawback was that he would not sign any African-American players until he was forced to do so in 1962. He became a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963. (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Hilderbrand Marshall (1858 - 1918)
  Blanche Preston Sebrell Marshall (1868 - 1948)
 
Burial:
Indian Mound Cemetery
Romney
Hampshire County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Mar 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34378907
George Preston Marshall
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Sir, your introducing cheerleaders into the game has assuredly been the most noteworthy addition of all. Bless you!!!
- Old Coot
 Added: Nov. 8, 2013

- florida boy 64
 Added: Oct. 11, 2013
HAPPY. BIRTHDAY
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Oct. 11, 2012
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