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Larry David Gordon

Larry David Gordon, Canadian professional sports team owner, broadcast executive.

Background

  • Gordon, Larry David was born on July 19, 1938 in Maynooth, Ontario, Canada. Son of David M. and Mary Kathleen (Hickey) Gordon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration cum laude, University Rochester, New York, 1962. Bachelor of Laws, LaSalle University, 1966.

    Career

    • Marketing director Boston Bruins Hockey Club, 1967-1972, Cleveland Pro Sports, Inc., 1972-1974. Executive director World Hockey Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1974-1978. General manager Edmonton (Alberta) Oilers Hockey Club, 1978-1980.

      President, owner Wichita (Kansas) Wind Hockey Club, 1980-1983, Montana Magic Hockey Club, Billings, 1983-1984, Muskegon (Michigan) Lumberjack Hockey Team, 1984-1992, Cleveland Lumberjacks Hockey Team, since 1992. Owner Civic Arena Management Corporation. Managing partner Station WLCS-FM.

      Consultant Canada Government Sports Ministry, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1974-1978, A.A.U. Winter Games, Muskegon, 1986-1992. Board directors Amateur Sports Council, Muskegon.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: boating, antique sports cars, North America art, fishing.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    President Muskegon County American Cancer Society, 1988-1992. Board directors Muskegon Visitor and Convention Bureau, 1985-1992, Economic Growth Alliance, Muskegon, 1988-1992, Muskegon Chamber of Commerce, 1985-1988, Amicare Home Health Services, 1988-1992, YFCA, 1989-1992. Member drug enforcement advisory board.

    Trustee Shoes for Kids, Cleveland, since 1993. Sergeant United States Marine Corps, 1957-1958. Member World Hockey Association (governor 1978, Executive of Year 1975, 78), International Hockey League (governor since 1984, Executive of Year 1985, 89, chairman board directors since 1995), National Hockey League (governor 1979), Century (board directors Muskegon chapter 1989-1991), Grand Haven (Michigan) Country Club (board directors 1986-1992), Elks (3d chair 1969-1970).

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: boating, antique sports cars, North America art, fishing.

    Connections

    • Married Judith Ann Sharp, February 14, 1963 (divorced June 1974). Children: Lawrence D., David M., James R., Victoria K.
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    Born July 19, 1938
    • 1962
      University Rochester
    • 1966
      LaSalle University
    • 1967 - 1972
      Marketing director, Boston Bruins Hockey Club
    • 1972 - 1974
      Marketing director, Boston Bruins Hockey Club
    • 1974 - 1978
      executive, director World Hockey Association
      Toronto, Ohio, United States
    • 1978 - 1980
      general manager, Edmonton (Alberta) Oilers Hockey Club
    • 1980 - 1983
      president
    • 1983 - 1984
      president
      Billings, Montana, United States
    • 1984 - 1992
      president
    • 1992
      president
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