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Franklin Mieuli
Birth: Sep. 14, 1920
San Jose
Santa Clara County
California, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 2010

Sports Magnate. From 1962 to 1985, he was proprietor of the San Francisco/Golden State Warriors. Born to Italian immigrants, he attended the University of Oregon where he studied advertising and served in the United States Navy during World War II. Upon his return home, he worked for his family's nursery business before joining the advertising department of the San Francisco Brewing Company in 1949. During the 1950s he became a successful TV and radio producer, purchasing a percentage of the San Francisco 49ers and baseball's Giants when they moved out West in 1958. In 1962, Mieuli assembled a group of investors to purchase the Philadelphia Warriors from Eddie Gottlieb, and became principal owner not long after. During his ownership, the franchise would win Western Conference titles in 1964 and 1967, and secure the NBA Championship Title in 1975. Among the star players who became a part of the team's history during his tenure include Wilt Chamberlain, Nate Thurmond and Rick Barry, as well as Robert Parish and Jamaal Wilkes, who launched their NBA careers with Golden State. Mieuli sold the team in 1985, due to the difficulty of keeping pace with the escalation of player's salaries. He died from natural causes. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Hilles Young Parrish (1927 - 2008)*
 
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Burial:
Gate Of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Los Altos
Santa Clara County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Apr 25, 2010
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Apr. 25, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Sep. 14, 2011
May my greatgrandfather rest in peace. He loved everything that he stood for, from the warriors to the family. He was an amazing and very honorable man. I remember when i was about 10 years old and i walk into the warriors locker room and jason richardson...(Read more)
- Dewey
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
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