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Overview (4)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Died in Rye, New York, USA  (lymphatic cancer)
Birth NameWellington Timothy Mara
Nickname Duke

Mini Bio (1)

Wellington Mara was born on August 14, 1916 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for ESPN 25: Who's #1? (2004) and ESPN SportsCentury (1999). He was married to Ann Maria Teresa Mumm. He died on October 25, 2005 in Rye, New York.

Family (2)

Spouse Ann Maria Teresa Mumm (3 February 1954 - 25 October 2005)  (his death)  (11 children)
Relatives Rooney Mara (grandchild)
Kate Mara (grandchild)

Trivia (12)

He was last link of ownership to the NFL's early beginnings and one of the most respected owners the NFL had ever known.
He had eleven children and forty grandchildren.
Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
Owner of the NFL's New York Giants from 1930 (at age 14, when his father transferred ownership to his two sons) until his death. Assumed front-office duties in 1937, following graduation from college.
President of the NFL's National Football Conference from 1984 until his death.
Grandfather of Kate Mara and Rooney Mara.
Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 354-356. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
He was nominated for the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services to Sports.
He was nominated for the 2011 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Sports.
He was inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Sports. Although he lived in Rye, New York, he was responsible for bringing the New York Giants to the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
Inducted into the Fordham University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1972.

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