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Robert Gary Woolf

Robert Gary Woolf, American lawyer. Recipient Citation of Merit for contribution to sports Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1974, 84, Masada award State of Israel, 1974, Sportsman of Year award B'nai B'rith Temple Emanuel, Newton, Massachusetts, 1983, Temple Emeth, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1984, Boston University Alumni award, 1985, Boston University School of Law 's Silver Shingle award, 1987; inducted into Maine Sports Hall of Fame, 1986.


  • Woolf, Robert Gary was born on February 15, 1928 in South Portland, Maine, United States. Son of Joseph Rubin and Anna Rose (Glovsky) Woolf.

  • Education

    • AB, Boston College, 1949. Juris Doctor, Boston University, 1952. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Western State University, 1986.


    • Practice law specializing in representation of professional athletes and entertainers, Boston, 1954. Member NFL Agents Advisory committee.


    • Friendly Persuasion
    • Lady Bird Johnson, Joe Montana, and Gene Shalit are among the clients on Bob Woolf's roster.


    Member executive committee Boston council Boy Scouts American, president's council Franklin Pierce College, Boston University National Alumni Council. Director American Cancer Society Boston, United States Committee Sports for Israel, Hedwig Yastrzemski Scholarship Fund. Board directors St. Jude's Hospital Foundation, Massachusetts Repertory Company.

    Trustee Basketball Hall of Fame. Chairman Bob Woolf American International Young Men’s Christian Association Invitational Basketball Tournament, Jerusalem, (honorary) Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Appointed special advisor President Reagan's Council Physical Fitness and Sports, 1984.

    Served with Army of the United States, 1952-1954. Member American Bar Association (governing committee on sports and entertainment industries), Commercial Panel of Arbitrators. of America Arbitration Association, Sports Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, Massachusetts Trial Lawyers' Association, Masons, Shriners, New York Friars Club. Clubs: Mason (Shriner).


    • Married Anne Joy Passman, June 2, 1963. Children: Stacey Lee, Gary Evan, Tiffany Jill.
    • father: Joseph Rubin Woolf
    • mother: Anna Rose (Glovsky) Woolf
    • spouse: Anne Joy Passman
    • children: Stacey Lee Woolf
    • Gary Evan Woolf
    • Tiffany Jill Woolf
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    Born February 15, 1928
    Died November 29, 1993
    (aged 65)