Royal Brougham was a legendary Seattle sportswriter and philanthropist -- one of the longest-tenured journalists in America, called "the Dean of American Sportswriters" during a 68-year career with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1910-1978). In additional to covering every major sporting figure and event in Seattle, including the UW rowing crew ("the Boys in the Boat") competing for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Brougham was not only an influential writer but a prodigious fundraiser and advocate for youth and service-member sporting equipment and facilities. In 1946, he was recognized as Seattle's Citizen of the Year. Seattle Pacific University named its gymnasium Royal Brougham Pavilion in 1956. Royal Brougham died of a massive heart attach suffered at the Kingdome while covering Seattle Seahawks game. Seattle renamed a an arterial near the city's major sports venues as S. Royal Brougham Way in his honor.
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