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professional sports team executive

Robert Lee Howsam was American professional sports team executive.


Howsam, Robert Lee was born on February 28, 1918 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Lee W. and Mary (Creley) Howsam.


Student, University Colorado, 1938.


General manager, president Denver Bears Baseball Club, 1947-1960. President Denver Broncos Football Club, 1960-1961, Howsam-Brown, Inc., Denver, 1961-1963. Assistant vice president Westamerica Securities Company, 1963-1964.

General manager St. Louis Cardinals, 1964—1966. Vice president, general manager Cincinnati Reds, 1967-1973, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1973-1977, 1983—1984. Member Mayor Denver Executive Sports Committee.

Past board directors, vice president American Association, Denver, Old Timers Baseball Association, Denver.


Chairman Governor Colorado Conference on Metropolitan and Urban Problems. Past chairman Colorado Planning Commission. Vice chairman Commission for Higher Education, Colorado.

Chairman Denver and Colorado Crusade for Freedom, 1952-1953. Past associate University Denver. Past director, vice president Denver area council Boy Scouts American.

Past member board management Denver Young Men's Christian Association Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1946. Member American Legion (past post Commander) Clubs: Mason (33 degree, Shriner), Rotarian, Elk, Denver Press (life), Denver Country, Denver Athletic, Executive (past president), Pinehurst Country, Rolling Hills Country (first annual Personality and Sports award 1956 Denver). Cincinnati (Cincinnati), Hyde Park Country (Cincinnati), Queen City (Cincinnati).


Married Janet Johnson, September 15, 1939. Children: Edwin, Robert Lee.

Lee W. Howsam

Mary (Creley) Howsam

Janet Johnson

Edwin Howsam

Robert Lee Howsam