Joseph Gilman (American football guard)

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Joseph Gilman
Dartmouth Big Green
Position Guard
Career history
College Dartmouth (1904)
Personal information
Born: October 4, 1883
Exeter, New Hampshire
Died: September 25, 1933(1933-09-25) (aged 49)
Newton, Massachusetts
Career highlights and awards
Consensus All-American (1904)

Joseph Taylor Gilman (October 4, 1883[1][2] – September 15, 1933) was an American football player. He played college football at Dartmouth College and was a consensus selection at the guard position on the 1904 College Football All-America Team.

Gilman was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1883. He attended preparatory school at Phillips Exeter Academy before enrolling at Dartmouth College.[3] While at Dartmouth, he played for the Dartmouth Big Green football team and was a consensus first-team selection for the 1904 College Football All-America Team.[4]

After graduating from Dartmouth, Gilman was the manager of Filene's Department Store in Boston.[1] He later became president and general manager of the Boston Garden. He was also president of the Jones, McDuffee & Stratton Corporation. He was married and had two daughters. In 1933, he underwent an operation at the Newton Hospital and died the following week at the age of 50.[3] He was buried at Exeter, New Hampshire.[5]


  1. ^ a b World War I draft registration card for Joseph Taylor Gilman, born October 4, 1883, living in W. Newton, Mass., employed as store manager at Filene's in Boston. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line].
  2. ^ Birth record for Joseph Taylor Gilman, born 4 Oct 1883, at Exeter, New Hampshire. Father Edward H Gilman, mother Jennie L Crosby. New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904 [database on-line].
  3. ^ a b "J.T. Gilman Is Dead; A Former Athlete; General Manager of the Boston Garden Won Honors on Dartmouth Eleven". The New York Times. September 17, 1933. 
  4. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ "J. T. Gilman Rites Held at W. Newton: President of Boston Garden Buried at Exeter, N H". Daily Boston Globe. September 19, 1933. p. 17.