Graham, Frank William

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Graham, Frank William

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1906-1991

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Frank William Graham (1906-1991), athlete, author, sports historian and archivist was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, on 10 April 1906. He was unmarried. Graham died on 17 September 1991 in Peterborough, Ontario and is buried in St. John's.

Graham was educated at St. Bonaventure's College, St. John's. He was employed by Imperial Oil for 35 years and served as Corner Brook's western sales manager for four years (1950-1954). He retired in 1964.

Throughout Graham's life he was an avid sports enthusiast. As a young man he played on the St. Bonaventure's intercollegiate soccer and hockey teams (1924-1926) and was a member of six Boyle Trophy championship teams (1928, 1930-1933, 1938). He remained an avid golfer and fisherman throughout his life. He was secretary of the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame (founded 1973) selection committee (1973-1975), honourary secretary (1975-1977), and a member of the Hall of Fame Board of Governors (1979-1981). He was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame 2 November 1985. As Sports Archivist he accumulated an extensive variety of sports history and memorabilia. Graham served as first Sports Archivist from 1974 until his death.

Intensely interested in Newfoundland history Frank Graham was the author of three books, "We love thee Newfoundland": a biography of Cavendish Boyle (1979), Ahead of Her Time; a Biography of Ellen Carberry (1987), and Ready - Set - Go! A St. John's Sports Pictorial (1988), and was a frequent contributor to the local Seniors' News, a St. John's publication.

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St. John's Curling Association (N.L.) (1910-)

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Rabbitts, John Victor (1909-1964)

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Dyer, George T. (fl. 1927-1951)

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Created - May 27, 2013

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