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entrepreneur , businessperson

Avron B. Fogelman is an American businessman and real estate developer.


Fogelman, Avron B. was born on March 1, 1940. Son of Morris Fogelman.


He attended Memphis City public schools and graduated from Central High School in 1958.


He was a former part owner of the Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals as well as several Memphis-based sports teams. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and earned a law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law. He was a former part owner of the Kansas City Royals from 1983 to 1991.

He also owned the Memphis Chicks, a minor league baseball team, as well as the Memphis Rogues, a professional soccer team, and the Memphis Tams, an American Basketball Association team. He founded the University of Memphis' Fogelman Scholars Program. The home of Tulane University basketball team is named the Fogelman Arena in his honor, after he helped fund its renovation.


  • In 1987, Fogelman received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Memphis. The southeastern leg of Interstate 240 is named the Avron Fogelman Expressway.


Former chairman board Mud Island Park, Memphis. Member President's executive board Tulane University. Chairman Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board, 1978—1979, awards banquet National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1981.

Chairman business advisory council Memphis State University, 1978. Vice chairman board Future Memphis. Member board administration Tulane University.

Board directors Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Governor's Technology Foundation for Tennessee, Memphis Jobs Conference, Tennessee Governor's Residence Foundation. Member president's council Southwestern Colleges. Member Governor's Advisory Council on Better School.

Member of Memphis Chamber of Commerce (president).


Married Wendy Mimeles, December 24, 1961. Children: Hal David, Richard Louis, Mark Alan.

Morris Fogelman Fogelman

Wendy Mimeles

Hal David Fogelman

Richard Louis Fogelman

Mark Alan Fogelman