Myron H. Wilson

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Myron H. Wilson
Born Myron Henry Wilson, Jr.
(1887-09-09)September 9, 1887
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died August 19, 1962(1962-08-19) (aged 74)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Sheffield Scientific School
Yale University
Occupation Businessman, insurance executive
Known for Owner of the Cleveland Indians, 1952 to 1956

Myron Henry "Mike" Wilson, Jr. (September 9, 1887 – August 19, 1962) was the principal owner of the Cleveland Indians of the American League from 1952 through 1956. He was a native of Cleveland.[1] In 1952, Wilson purchased the Ellis Ryan's share of the franchise to become president and principal owner. In 1956, Wilson and other minority shareholders sold the Indians to William R. Daley.[2]

He died in 1962 at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio after a one-month hospitalization. He was 74.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's who in the Midwest. 1. A.N. Marquis. 1949. ISSN 0083-9787. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Russ. Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia. Champaign: Sports Publishing L.L.C., 2004, 78.
  3. ^ "Cleveland Owner Succumbs", The Independent, Monday, August 20, 1962, Pasadena, California, United States Of America
  4. ^ "Daley Elected Indians Prexy", Steubenville Herald Star, Thursday, September 13, 1962, Steubenville, Ohio, United States Of America