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Born in Wellsville, New York, USA
Died in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameJohn James Rigas

Family (1)

Spouse Doris Nielsen (1 February 1953 - 10 December 2014)  (her death)  (4 children)

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Founded Adelphia Communications in 1952 with an investment of $300.
Former owner of the Buffalo Sabres NHL franchise.
Graduated in 1950 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
Served in the United States Army during World War II,.
In 2007 he was convicted and imprisoned for securities fraud. He served nine of fifteen years which was reduced to twelve.

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