Saturday, March 20, 2010

Birthday observance

Friday marked what would have been the 96th birthday of the subject of my current biography project, Jay Berwanger (1914-2002), winner of college football's first Heisman Trophy.

John Jacob Berwanger was born in Dubuque, Iowa. His mother Pauline was born in Germany and his father, John, the son of German immigrants, was born in Dubuque just a few weeks after his parents' arrival in the U.S.

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