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Wellington MARA

American Wellington MARA

born Wellington Timothy MARA

Co-owner of the NFL's New York Giants from 1959 until his death

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on August 14, 1916 in Rochester, New York, USA
Died: on October 25, 2005 in Rye, New York, USA


Biography

Mara was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Elizabeth "Lizette" (née Barclay), a homemaker, and Timothy James Mara. He was an alumnus of Loyola School and Fordham University, both New York City Jesuit schools.

In 1930, Timothy James Mara split his ownership interests between Wellington (then 14) and his older brother Jack. Soon after graduating from Fordham University, Wellington moved into the Giants' front office. He served as Assistant to the President and Treasurer, 1937; Secretary, 1938–1940; Vice-President and Secretary, 1945–1958; Vice-President, 1959–1965; President, 1966–1990; President and Co-Chief Executive Officer, 1991–2005. For his first 28 years in the organization, he handled the franchise's football decisions.

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- Category Industrialist, Businessman