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Bert Bell

AKA de Benneville Bell

Born: 25-Feb-1895
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 11-Oct-1959
Location of death: Philadelphia, PA
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: NFL Commissioner, 1946-59

Military service: World War I (Mobile Hospital Unit in France)

Father: John Cromwell Bell (PA Attorney General)
Wife: Frances Upton (Broadway actress, m. 1933, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Bert Jr.
Son: Upton (b. 1938, football executive and broadcaster)
Daughter: Jane
Brother: John C. Bell (b. 25-Oct-1892, .d, 18-Mar-1974, PA politician and judge)

    High School: Haverford School, Haverford, PA (1914)
    University: University of Pennsylvania (1919)
    Coach: Backfield Coach, University of Pennsylvania (1920-28)
    Coach: Backfield Coach, Temple University (1930-31)

    Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963
    National Football League Commissioner (1946-59)
    Phi Kappa Sigma

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Pittsburgh Steelers Co-Owner (1941-46)
    Philadelphia Eagles Founding Owner (1933-40)


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