Professional wrestling manager and executive who played a vital role in the formation of professional wrestling as it is known today. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994.
He was a baseball player who spent nine years in Negro League Baseball.
He was the manager of Turner's Arena in Washington, D.C., becoming the first African-American to run a major arena in the United States.
He had thirty-seven grandchildren at the time of his death.
He was a close friend of the famous McMahon family, including WWE figurehead Vince McMahon.