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Bud Wilkinson

AKA Charles Burnham Wilkinson

Born: 23-Apr-1916
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Died: 9-Feb-1994
Location of death: St. Louis, MO
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis, MO

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Sooners Head Coach, 1947-63

Military service: US Navy (deck officer on USS Enterprise, WWII)


[1] Candidate for US Senate, 1964.

Wife: Mary Shifflett (m. 1938, div. 1975, two sons)
Son: Jay Wilkinson
Son: Pat Wilkinson
Wife: Donna O'Donnahue (m. 1976, until his death)

    High School: Shattuck Military Academy, Faribault, MN (1933)
    University:
BA English, University of Minnesota (1937)
    University: MA, Syracuse University
    Coach: Assistant Coach, Syracuse University
    Coach: Assistant Coach, University of Minnesota
    Coach: Assistant Coach, University of Oklahoma (1946)
    Coach: Head Coach, University of Oklahoma (1947-63)

    President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Chairman (1961-63)
    College Football Hall of Fame 1969

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    St. Louis Cardinals Head Coach (1978-79)


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