George Preston Marshall
American football executive
George Preston Marshall
George Preston Marshall was the owner and president of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) from 1932 until his death in 1969.
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Pedestrian hit, seriously hurt on North Avenue in New Rochelle - The Journal News | LoHud.com
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But he later regained consciousness long enough to speak with police and his son, Lt. George Marshall said. The man was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx with injuries that were considered serious but not life-threatening, police said
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Western Pa. post office named after WWII general - Houston Chronicle
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(AP) — A post office in southwestern Pennsylvania has been named for General George Marshall, the native son who became a World War II general who later won the Nobel Prize for Peace for his plan to rebuild postwar Europe. The George C. Marshall Post
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Debbie Reynolds Movie Schedule: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, DIVORCE AMERICAN STYLE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Dir: George Marshall. Cast: Glenn Ford, Debbie Reynolds, Eva Gabor. C-100 mins, Letterbox Format. 8:00 PM THE GAZEBO (1959) A suburban couple tries to cope with a murder victim whose body refuses to stay put. Dir: George Marshall
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Manchester to get $15 million apartment project - RichmondBizSense
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Manchester Place LLC, managed by Dominion Realty, bought the property from three owners, including George-Marshall Corp., a bankrupt real estate holding company tied to Allen Meade Ferguson and his wife, Mary Rutherfoord Mercer Ferguson
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Marshall Foundation Receives NHPRC Funding for Marshall Papers Project - Rockbridge Weekly
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The George C. Marshall Foundation, located in Lexington, Virginia, preserves, protects and promotes the example of George Marshall. The Marshall Foundation is the one place where the principles that motivated Marshall, who was Army chief of staff
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Summer's Bounty at George Marshall Gallery - Foster's Daily Democrat
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YORK, Maine — "From the Garden to the Kitchen, Part 2" continues at the George Marshall Gallery with the theme which speaks to the landscape, the cultivation of fruits and vegetable, the inspiration of cooks and chefs and the gathering of friends to
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Flickers deluged with 4500 films from around the world - Providence Journal
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“We even got a Macedonian,” says a beaming George Marshall, talking about the more than 4500 films from all over the world that have flooded into the offices of Flickers: The Rhode Island International Film Festival in hopes of
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North Lincolnshire sides dominate Trophy semis - This is Scunthorpe
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That follows the George Marshall Trophy semi-finals on Sunday, in which Alkborough won at home to Bracebridge Heath 2nds by 78 runs, while Barton Town triumphed by four wickets at Messingham. STRIKING OUT: Messingham's Andy Cook gets bat on ball during
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CheckING Out Maine authors - Seacoastonline.com
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Moderator: Mary Harding, Curator of Contemporary Art at the George Marshall Store Gallery of the Museums of Old York. Annual Library Booksale: Book donations are now being accepted. Thousands of gently used books on sale. Preview Night will run from 5
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The Best Defense: The defense budget implosion (III): Republicans may see ... - Foreign Policy
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Kind of reminds me of the time during the Depression when the military took a month-long pay holiday. Back then George Marshall, overseeing a garrison, encouraged his subordinates to make sure that married soldiers planted vegetable gardens,
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So, Climatologists—Whatever Happened To Global Warming? - Business Insider
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In such company, the two dissenters—one from the George Marshall Institute—were made to look like the kind of maverick lunatic deniers Al Gore warned us about in "An Inconvenient Truth." But then, if that's how you stack the argument, that inevitably
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Four Scunthorpe area teams in George Marshall quarter-finals - This is Scunthorpe
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THE quarter-finals of the George Marshall Cup are the highlight of this weekend for the Lincolnshire Cricket League. Four Scunthorpe area teams are involved – three with home advantage. GREAT STAND: Luddington's Graham Clark, who scored 77 and shared
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Horror crash victim identified by shoes - South Yorkshire Times
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The family of Josh Bladen, 17, of Bly Road, Darfield, raced to his side at hospital, after George Marshall spotted his friend's shoes by chance, and alerted them. They then spent anxious hours by the teenager until he regained consciousness
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Any new Marshall plan will founder in the minds of Europe's hesitant leaders - The Guardian (blog)
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President Harry Truman and his secretary of state, George Marshall, took for granted that crisis was above all a challenge for government. Marshall had been Roosevelt's chief military planner in the war, and was hailed by Churchill as the "organiser of
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Book Review - Manstein - By Mungo Melvin
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In war, the finest generals may win battles, but they are ultimately condemned to defeat if their political masters are fools. One such inferior superior was Hitler, a former corporal who imposed his clumsy strategic visions on the German Army — which obeyed, willingly, to the last man’s last round. The catastrophic results are well
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Prominent bankrupt family tied to deal - RichmondBizSense
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The property is owned by three entities, one of which is George-Marshall Corp., a bankrupt local real estate holding company tied to Allen Meade Ferguson and his wife, Mary Rutherfoord Mercer Ferguson. The couple, known locally for Mr. Ferguson's ties
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Robert Gates: America's Best Defense Secretary? - Huffington Post
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Though George Marshall held the post in a cameo role during the Korean War, influential defense secretaries have been few and far between since the Truman era. Melvin Laird, the secretary from January 1969 through January 1973, was respected by the
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of George Preston Marshall
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1969
    Age 72
    He died at his Georgetown home in Washington in August 1969, and his funeral was held at the National Cathedral in Washington with a huge crowd in attendance.
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  • 1963
    Age 66
    Marshall suffered a debilitating stroke in 1963, soon after his induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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  • 1962
    Age 65
    Mitchell was the first African American football player to play a game for the Redskins, and he played with the team from 1962 through 1969, initially at running back, but he made his biggest impact at wide receiver.
    More Details Hide Details Mitchell was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
    Marshall's chief response was to make Ernie Davis, Syracuse's all-American running back, his number-one draft choice for 1962.
    More Details Hide Details Davis, however, demanded a trade, saying, "I won't play for that S.O.B." He got his wish, as the team sent him to Cleveland for All-Pro Bobby Mitchell.
    Finally, in 1962, Interior Secretary Stewart Udall and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy issued an ultimatum — unless Marshall signed a black player, the government would revoke the Redskins' 30-year lease on the year-old D.C. Stadium (now Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium), which had been paid for by government money and was owned by the Washington city government (which, then as now, is formally an arm of the federal government).
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  • 1960
    Age 63
    Along with his own personal views, Marshall refused to sign African-American players because of a desire to appeal to Southern markets, which lacked an NFL team until Dallas entered the league in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details His intractability was routinely mocked in Washington Post columns by legendary writer Shirley Povich, who sarcastically used terms from the civil rights movement and related court cases to describe games: for instance, he once wrote that Jim Brown "integrated" the end zone, making the score "separate but unequal".
  • FORTIES
  • 1946
    Age 49
    While the rest of the league began signing individual blacks in 1946 and actually drafting blacks in 1949, Marshall held out until 1962 before signing a black player.
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  • 1937
    Age 40
    Marshall did many things to try to endear the team to the people of Washington. During the 1937 season, Marshall rented a train and brought 10,000 fans to New York City to watch the team play the New York Giants.
    More Details Hide Details These actions paid off, and even today, Redskins fans are considered among the league's most loyal, and some of the most likely to travel in large numbers to away games. In the 1950s, Marshall was the first NFL owner to embrace the new medium of television. He initiated the first network appearances for any NFL team and built a huge television network to broadcast Redskins games across the South. Marshall was a very hands-on owner. For most of his tenure as the team's owner, he frequently micromanaged the team. The notable exception was during the Flaherty era, the franchise's first successful era.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1936
    Age 39
    He was married to film actress-author Corinne Griffith from 1936 to 1958. (Griffith referred to him in print as "The Marshall without a plan")
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    The 1936 team won the Eastern division and hosted the NFL championship game, which Marshall moved from Boston to the Polo Grounds in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Days later, he announced he was moving the team to Washington, D.C., for the 1937 season. He was romantically tied to silent screen actress Louise Brooks throughout the 1920s and 1930s, and she gave him the nickname "Wet Wash" due to his owning of the laundry chain.
  • 1933
    Age 36
    In 1933 he moved the team from Braves Field to Fenway Park, which the team would share with the Red Sox, hiring coach "Lone Star" William Henry Dietz, who may have been part Sioux, and changing the team nickname to the Redskins.
    More Details Hide Details There were four Native Americans on the original Redskins team in 1933. However, he claimed in an interview at the time that the name had no connection to the heritage of any player or coach.
  • 1932
    Age 35
    Upon obtaining the team in 1932, Marshall also pushed to standardize the schedule so that each team played the same number of games, that the teams be split into divisions with the winners meeting in a championship game, and that game gate receipts be split between the home team and the visitor using either a 60–40 split or a guaranteed amount of money, whichever was larger.
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    In 1932, he and three other partners were awarded an NFL franchise for Boston.
    More Details Hide Details This team became known as the Boston Braves, as they played on the same field as baseball's Boston Braves. Marshall's partners left the team after one season, leaving him in control.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1925
    Age 28
    Born in Grafton, West Virginia, Marshall's parents were Thomas Hildebrand ("Hill") Marshall and Blanche Preston Marshall. In 1925, while he was the owner of a chain of laundries in Washington, D.C., founded by his father, he owned the Washington Palace Five basketball team, also known as the Palace Five Laundrymen from his laundry chain.
    More Details Hide Details The team folded in 1928.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1896
    Born
    Born on October 11, 1896.
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