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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 […]

Floyd Odlum

Floyd Odlum (Executive.  Born, Union City, MI, Mar. 30, 1892; died, Indio, CA, June 17, 1976.)  A law graduate of the University of Colorado, Floyd Bostwick Odlum came to New York in 1917 to join the firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, specializing in utilities work.  In 1923, Odlum and his first wife with a […]

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 […]

Ted Coy

Ted Coy (College football.  Born, Andover, MA, May 24, 1888; died, New York, NY, Sept. 8, 1935.)  Considered the finest runner of his time, Edward Harris Coy starred for the Yale football squads that were 26-1-2 in his three seasons (1907-09).  Coy, a fullback in the single-wing style set, captained the 1909 team that included […]

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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