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Jim Shoulders
Birth: May 13, 1928
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 2007
Henryetta
Okmulgee County
Oklahoma, USA

Rodeo Athlete. He was regarded as the Babe Ruth of rodeo cowboys, winning an unprecedented 16 world championships in the 1940s and 1950s. His Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association titles included best all-around in 1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, best bareback riding in 1950, 1956, 1957, 1958 and best bull riding in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959. He was also the reserve champion 10 times, with four second-place finishes in the all-around competition. Americans who didn't follow professional rodeo knew him for his humorous roles in a series of Miller Lite beer commercials, paired with baseball manager Billy Martin, slugger Boog Powell and sportscaster John Madden in the 1980s. He also helped design the best-selling Cowboy Cut style line of Wrangler jeans. He is a member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and the only professional cowboy honored in the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame. He died of heart disease. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Joe L. Shoulders (1896 - 1970)
  Ellen Draper Shoulders (1901 - 1988)
 
 Siblings:
  Marvin Clifford Shoulders (1921 - 2011)*
  Joe Louis Shoulders (1926 - 2014)*
  Joe L Shoulders (1926 - 2014)*
  Jim Shoulders (1928 - 2007)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Sonora Cemetery
Henryetta
Okmulgee County
Oklahoma, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 21, 2007
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