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George Preston Marshall

  • Birth 11 Oct 1896 Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 9 Aug 1969 Georgetown, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 34378907

Sports Magnate. He was the owner of the NFL's Washington Redskins from the team's founding in Boston in 1932 to his passing. He was considered the "master showman" of the NFL as he brought gala halftime pageants, team bands, and cheerleaders to the league. He also came up with the idea of having two divisions with a title playoff. He, along with Chicago Bears owner George Halas, were considered the two major forces in the NFL in the 1930s and 1940s. His one major drawback was that he would not sign any African-American players until he was forced to do so in 1962. He became a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 3 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34378907
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for George Preston Marshall (11 Oct 1896–9 Aug 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34378907, citing Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, Hampshire County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .