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Bud Corn

Bud Corn (Public address.  Born, New York, NY, Jan. 30, 1913; died, Boca Raton, FL, Sept. 3, 1999.)  For 25 seasons (1937-61), Belmont Corn, Jr., was the public address voice of Columbia football at Baker Field.  During that period, Corn missed only one game.  That was in 1957, when he was detained by the government of Venezuela while returning from a business trip.  Corn’s spotter during virtually his entire stretch was 1928 N.C.A.A. diving champion Walter Krissel.  Corn was the founder and president of The Displayers, exhibitry specialists in New York engaged in worldwide construction of displays for trade shows and conventions.

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