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 George Bannerman Dealey

George Bannerman Dealey

Birth
Manchester, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Death 26 Feb 1946 (aged 86)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 21, Dealey Plot
Memorial ID 18856 · View Source
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Businessman. In 1870, his family immigrated to America and settled in Texas. He took evening classes at the Island City Business College and rose steadily as traveling news correspondent. Relocating to Dallas, he became a fixture at the The Dallas Morning News, the paper's manager in 1895, a board member in 1902, vice president-general manager of the corporation in 1906 and president in 1919. Determined to make Dallas a sound media and for businesses, he refused advertising that he considered dishonest or immoral. He founded an early newspaper-owned radio station WFAA, in 1922, bought the Dallas Morning News in 1926, plus owned the G. B. Dealey Land Company and the West Commerce Realty Company. He died at his home in Dallas, Texas, of a coronary occlusion at age 86. Dealey Plaza Dallas, Texas, built in 1934, was named for him and is the place where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 14 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18856
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Bannerman Dealey (18 Sep 1859–26 Feb 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18856, citing Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .