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John Halligan

John Halligan (Pulbic relations.  Born, Englewood, NJ, Feb. 25, 1941; died, Franklin Lakes, NJ, Jan. 20, 2010.)  Long associated with the Rangers, John Thomas Halligan became the resident historian of hockey in New York as an executive with the N.H.L.  Halligan came to the Rangers out of Fordham in 1963 as assistant to club publicist Herb […]

Tom Courtney

Tom Courtney (Track and field.  Born, Newark, NJ, Aug. 17, 1933.)  A Fordham runner, Thomas W. Courtney was among the best middle distance men in the 1950s.  Courtney was a U.S. Olympic gold medalist in the 800 meters at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.  He had set a U.S. record at the distance (1:46.4) […]

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