George Herbert “Herb” McCracken

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George Herbert “Herb” McCracken

Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 11 Mar 1995 (aged 95)
Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 141093394 View Source
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Father: George McCracken, born 11 December 1864 at Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland and immigrated to the United States in 1888.

Mother: Ann Elizabeth Vance born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in Jan 1874.

Grandparents: John Mccracken and Margaret Mckeag [McCaig ?] who were married at Newtownards on 1 Feb 1856. John's father was John McCracken and Margaret's father was Thomas Mckeag.

Uncle and Aunt:
1. John McCracken, born 16 February 1860, County Down, Northern Ireland. Died 8 May 1948 at Springdale, Pennsylvania.
2. Margaret nee McCracken Hutchison, born 11 Oct 1867, County Down, Northern Ireland. Died 20 April 1910 at Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia

First Wife: Helen Leila Kahl. Helen passed away 1 February 1975 at the age of 72 in Miami. Mother of a daugher and a son.
Second Wife: Martha McRae Alford Hutchinson

University of Pittsburgh football player from 1918 to 1920 under legendary coach "Pop" Warner. Warner called him "my greatest all-around undergraduate player."

College football coach first at Allegheny College, Pennsylvania from 1921 to 1923 and then at Lafayette College, Pennsylvania from 1924 to 1935.

Credited with being the coach who in 1924 invented the "football huddle".

Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1974.

Co-founder of Scholastic Inc. a publishing company.

The three photos on the right depict Herb as a football player for Pop Warner at the University of Pittsburgh, as a football coach at Lafayette College and a businessman at Scholastic Inc.


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