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Grantland Rice
Birth: Nov. 1, 1880
Rutherford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 1954
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Sportswriter. Born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, he was journalist known for his elegant prose and classic poetry sports writing. After graduating from Vanderbilt University Tennessee, he took newspaper jobs at the Atlanta Journal and Cleveland News, before a sportswriter. During the 1920s, writing was published in newspapers around the country and broadcast on the radio. Covering all sporting events, by the 1930s, he became known as the "Dean of American Sports Writers". He also published "Songs of the Salwart", a book of his sports poetry. He died of a stroke at age 73 in New York City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Bolling H. Rice (1854 - 1917)
  Beulah Grantland Rice (1861 - 1941)
  Fannie Katherine Hollis Rice (1882 - 1966)*
  Florence Rice (1911 - 1974)*
  Grantland Rice (1880 - 1954)
  Bolling Hendon Rice (1884 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart Attack
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 93, Oakwood Plot, Lot 244
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 868
Grantland Rice
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Grantland Rice
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Grantland Rice
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- R!
 Added: Oct. 22, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: Jul. 13, 2016
I sauté a fellow Tennessean. Rest n peace
- cyber sexton
 Added: Nov. 21, 2015
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