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 Art Rooney

Art Rooney

Original Name Arthur
Birth
Coulter, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Aug 1988 (aged 87)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section M
Memorial ID 5723 · View Source
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Professional Football Team Owner. Born in Coultersville, Pennsylvania, he was dubbed as "The Chief" and was the founding owner of the National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers. In 1933, he paid a $2,500 franchise fee to start a NFL club based in the City of Pittsburgh and named his new team the Pirates. He renamed the team the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1940 and thus started a team which became one the most dominant teams in the NFL, winning four Super Bowls in (1974-75, 1978, 1979). After the 1974 season, Rooney relinquished the day-to-day operation of the club to his son, he remained as Chairman of the Board of the club until his death at age 87 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5723
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Art Rooney (27 Jan 1901–25 Aug 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5723, citing Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .