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John Jackson

John Jackson (Golf.  Born, Middletown, NY, Feb. 12, 1880; died, New York, NY, Apr. 27, 1959.)  A Columbia varsity golfer (1899-1901) who became a prominent attorney, John G. Jackson also served as president of the U.S. Golf Association (1936-37).  Jackson was also president of the New York State Bar Association and a Life Trustee of […]

Joe Dey

Joe Dey (Golf.  Born, Norfolk, VA, Nov. 17, 1907; died, Locust Valley, NY, Mar. 4, 1991.)  Known universally as “Mr. Golf,” Joseph C. Dey, Jr., was executive director of the U.S. Golf Association for 34 years (1934-68).  Dey then made one of the most surprising moves in the political history of golf when, at the […]

P.J. Boatwright

P.J. Boatwright (Golf.  Born, Augusta, GA, Nov. 8, 1927; died, Morristown, NJ, Apr. 5, 1991.)  From an above-average amateur golfer, Purvis James Boatwright rose to become executive director of the U.S. Golf Association.  Considered the world’s leading authority on golf rules, Boatwright succeeded Joe Dey as U.S.G.A. executive director in 1969.  He served in that […]

George Blossom

George Blossom (Golf.  Born, Chicago, IL, July 10, 1890; died, Chicago, IL, Dec. 12, 1960.)  A Yale graduate (1914) and an insurance executive, George W. Blossom, Jr., was president of the U.S. Golf Association (1942-43) and was instrumental in establishing the U.S.G.A. Golf Museum now located at Far Hills, N.J.

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