Gorman Kennedy

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Gorman Kennedy
Born 1907 or 1908
Died (aged 66)
Montreal, Quebec
Occupation journalist, advertising executive, CFL executive

W. Gorman Kennedy (1907 or 1908 – December 25, 1974) was a Canadian journalist, advertising executive, and Canadian Football League executive who served as the General Manager of the Montreal Alouettes from 1957 to 1959.

Kennedy was a longtime reporter of ski conditions for the Montreal Herald and CFCF radio.[1] In addition to reporting on ski conditions, Kennedy served as the president of the Canadian Amateur Ski Association and was the director of sales for Dow Breweries.[2]

Kennedy succeeded Vic Obeck as Alouettes General Manager in 1957 after Obeck resigned to accept the position of Athletic Director at New York University. In his three seasons as GM, the Alouettes had a 19–22–1 record and made the playoffs each year.

During Expo 67, Kennedy served as the fair's chief liaison officer in the United States.[3] He died at the age of 66 in 1974 in Montreal.[4]

References

  1. "Resumes Ski-Cast". The Montreal Gazette. December 7, 1945. Retrieved 2010-09-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Tim Burke (October 12, 1956). "Dow Appointment". The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2010-09-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Denial in New York". The Montreal Gazette. March 28, 1967. Retrieved 2010-09-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "If you crave razzle, dazzle tune in on Oakland, Steelers". The Montreal Gazette. December 27, 1974. Retrieved 2010-09-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>