September 17, 1894|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Died||October 30, 1978
|Education||Franklin High School, Seattle (dropped out)|
|Occupation||Seattle Post-Intelligencer sports editor|
|Years active||1910 – 1978|
Royal Brougham (September 17, 1894 – October 30, 1978) was one of the longest tenured employees of a U.S. newspaper in history, working for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in Seattle, Washington, primarily as sports editor, for 68 years. He was a highly regarded Seattle citizen who befriended athletes such as Jack Dempsey and Babe Ruth and movie stars like Bing Crosby. Brougham was a devout Christian and philanthropist. The Royal Brougham Sports Pavilion at Seattle Pacific University and the street named S. Royal Brougham Way (formerly known as S. Connecticut St., it borders Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field) in Seattle commemorate his legacy to the community.
The Emerald City Supporters, a supporter group for the Seattle Sounders FC soccer team, have nicknamed the team's home stadium "Royal Brougham Park" in Brougham's honor. The southern end of the stadium is also known as the "Brougham End", since that side of the stadium complex is bordered by Royal Brougham Way. Additionally, two subgroups exist which take his name: The Brougham Boys '74 are an invite-only Ultras group affiliated with the ECS, as are the Royal Femmes for Women.
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