Bert Bell

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Birthday
25, 1895
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Oct 10, 1959 (64)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1895
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Oct 10, 1959 (64)

About

Commissioner of the NFL from 1946 to 1959; known for driving up the commercial appeal of the league and helping increase the nation-wide popularity.

Before Fame

He served as head coach in the NFL from 1936 to 1941, for the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Trivia

He is credited with implementing the NFL Draft, which earned him a posthumous induction into the Hall of Fame in 1963.

Family Life

His parents were John C. Bell and Fleurette de Benneville Meyers.

Associated With

He proceeded Elmer Layden as NFL Commissioner.