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George Preston Marshall
Birth: Oct. 11, 1896
Taylor County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1969
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

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. (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) 
Family links: 
  Thomas Hildebrand Marshall (1858 - 1918)
  Blanche Preston Sebrell Marshall (1868 - 1948)
  Corinne Griffith (1894 - 1979)*
  Catherine Alexandra Marshall (1921 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Indian Mound Cemetery
Hampshire County
West Virginia, USA
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Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Mar 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34378907
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Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Aug. 11, 2016
 Added: Jun. 28, 2015
Sir, your introducing cheerleaders into the game has assuredly been the most noteworthy addition of all. Bless you!!!
- Old Coot
 Added: Nov. 8, 2013
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