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Art Rooney
Original name: Arthur Rooney
Birth: Jan. 27, 1901
Death: Aug. 25, 1988

Professional Football Team Owner. Born in Coultersville, Pennsylvania, he was dubbed as "The Chief" and was the founding owner of the National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers. In 1933, he paid a $2,500 franchise fee to start a NFL club based in the City of Pittsburgh and named his new team the Pirates. He renamed the team the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1940 and thus started a team which became one the most dominant teams in the NFL, winning four Super Bowls in (1974-75, 1978, 1979). After the 1974 season, Rooney relinquished the day-to-day operation of the club to his son, he remained as Chairman of the Board of the club until his death at age 87 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Kathleen McNulty Rooney (1904 - 1982)*
 
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Burial:
Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section M
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jun 13, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 5723
Art Rooney
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Art Rooney
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Art Rooney
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- R I P
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
Hi Art. When you were a bookie during the great Depression, my Dad as a child used to run numbers for you. You helped him out later in life to be one of Pittsburgh's first Irish Catholic stockbrokers.
- E.
 Added: Dec. 4, 2013
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