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  • Johnson Giles Orr---AKA Jack Orr

    Born: August 17, 1918, Philadelphia, PA
    Died: April 4, 1988, NYC, age 69,---d. after a long illness

    Philadelphia sports writer;
    Compass of New York, July 4, 1951?
    Philadelphia Daily News, 1948 - September, 1977?

    Father: John Marshall, born Scotland, July 16, 1896; died May 16, 1955; Wife: Sophia; Daughter: Marian Leitenberg; Son: John B.

    Authored:
    Baseball's Greatest Players Today, 1963
    The Black Athlete: His Story in American History, 1969
    Grapefruit Out of Season
    We Came of Age: A Picture History of the American Football League, 1969
    5'7

    ---------------------------Sporting News' obituary, May 2, 1988, pp. 48.

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    • Alexander Kahn---AKA Al Kahn

      Born: October 23, 1907, Chicago, IL
      Died: January 10, 2004, Los Angeles, CA, age 96,---d. at home of natural causes.

      Los Angeles sports writer;
      Graduated University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA, 1930)
      Chicago, IL, none, (January 22, 1920 census)
      Chicago, IL, office work, tailor shop, (April 4, 1930 census)
      Los Angeles, CA, daily paper, reporter, (April 9, 1940 census)
      United Press International (Los Angeles), 1933 - 1973*
      WAGR radio, ? - December 14, 1977? - July 12, 1992

      Father Joseph, born Russia, 1878?; Mother Rose, born Russia, 1884";
      Alex Kahn, born Illinois, around 1910; Wife: Marian, born Missouri, around 1908;


      Los Angeles Times obituary, January 12, 2004, pp. B11.

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