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Ray Kelly

Ray Kelly (Sports editor.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 18, 1898; died, Bronxville, NY, Jan. 8, 1967.)  The biggest classical music fan ever to run a sports department at a major New York newspaper, Raymond J. Kelly was sports editor of The New York Times for 21 years (1937-58).  Kelly was a Fordham classmate and […]

Philip E. Burke

Philip E. Burke (Sportswriter.  Born, Yonkers, NY, May 28, 1907; died, Falls Church, VA, May 1, 1985.)  In 1927, Philip Edmund Burke became the secretary to Bernard St.J. Thompson, the sports editor of The New York Times.  Burke became assistant to the sports editor in 1931.  When he retired in 1969, he had worked under […]

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