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George Arthur Barton

George Arthur Barton, American sports writer, association executive. award for contbn; awarded trophies Minneapolis; award Mayor of Minneapolis; award; Minn; award. Mem.

Background

  • Barton, George Arthur was born on February 20, 1885 in Northfield, Minnesota, United States. Son of George Washington and Mary Ellen (Ryan) Barton.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools, St. Paul.

    Career

    • Sports editor Minneapolis Daily News, 1903-1923. Sports editor Minneapolis Tribune, 1923-1941, sports columnist since 1941. Referee amateur, professional boxing contests, including 24 world champions.

      Chairman Minnesota Athletic Commission since 1942. President National Boxing Association, 1952-1953. Member of New York Athletic Commission Board Review Received James J. Walker award for contribution to boxing, New York Boxing Writers Association, 1953, Silver Medallion for contribution to boxing, French Government, 1953.

      Awarded trophies Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of Commerce. Distinguished Citizen award Mayor of Minneapolis. Golden Gloves Writers of America award.

      Minnesota Centennial athletic award.

    Works

    • Author: My Lifetime in Sports.

    Membership

    Member of New York Athletic Commission Board Review Received James J. Walker award for contribution to boxing, New York Boxing Writers Association, 1953, Silver Medallion for contribution to boxing, French Government, 1953. Member Minnesota Association Amateur Athletic Union (president). Club: Minneapolis Athletic.

    Connections

    • Married Kathryn Elizabeth Riley, September 17, 1908. Children: George Arthur, Richard Kenneth.
    • father: George Washington Barton
    • mother: Mary Ellen (Ryan) Barton
    • spouse: Kathryn Elizabeth Riley
    • children: George Arthur Barton
    • Richard Kenneth Barton
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