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John Reed Kilpatrick

John Reed Kilpatrick (Executive.  Born, New York, NY, June 15, 1889; died, New York, NY, May 7, 1960.)  An end who earned All-America honors at Yale in 1909 and 1910, John Reed Kilpatrick was a military officer, a construction executive, a boxing promoter, president of the Rangers for the better part of three decades, and […]

Jim Norris

Jim Norris (Executive.  Born, Chicago, IL, Nov. 6, 1906; died, Chicago, IL, Feb. 25, 1966.)  Although he lived virtually his entire life in his native Chicago, James Dougan Norris was noted in New York sports for a decade of major activity.  Following World War II service in the Navy (1942-45), Norris became co-owner of the […]

Stanton Griffis

Stanton Griffis (Executive.  Born, Boston, MA, May 2, 1887; died, New York, NY, Aug. 29, 1974.)  Noted principally as an investment banker and diplomat, Stanton Griffis was also associated with Madison Square Garden for more than two decades as a director, including 12 years as chairman (1935-47).  Graduating from Cornell in 1910, Griffis began a […]

Walter Chrysler

Walter Chrysler (Executive.  Born, Wamego, KS, Apr. 2, 1875; died, Great Neck, NY, Aug. 18, 1940.)  Starting as a manager with the Chicago Great Western railroad, Walter Percy Chrysler was soon drawn to the automobile business.  In 1912, Chrysler became works manager for Buick; then vice president, operations, for General Motors four years later; and, […]

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