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Leon Hess

Leon Hess (Pro football.  Born, Asbury Park, NJ, Mar. 13, 1914; died, New York, NY, May 7, 1999.)  While he became distinguished as a benevolent owner in his later years, Leon Hess was the junior partner in the five-man syndicate that purchased the bankrupt Titans of the American Football League in 1963.  Hess was also […]

August Belmont

August Belmont (Horse racing.  Born, Alzey, Prussia, Dec. 8, 1813; died, New York, NY, Nov. 24, 1890.)  From its opening in 1837, the private bank of August Belmont was a mainstay of the New York financial community.  Belmont also became the most important arbiter of manners and style in the City’s emerging social class.  But […]

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