Former owner of the Dayton Triangles professional football team and one of the principal organizers of the National Football League.
After college he played football for a local Dayton, Ohio team that would eventually become the Triangles.
On August 20, 1920, he and four other team owners met at an auto dealership in Ohio, to agree on a franchise - though not yet on any rules of play or by-laws.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio.
Jim Thorpe, the player and representative (and eventual Hall of Famer) with the Canton Bulldogs, was one of the five meeting members and co-founders of the NFL.