Chapter 2, Page 57

Shakeup
Shakeup: Coach Bill McPeak stunned the town with trades for Sam Huff, kneeling left, and Sony Jurgensen, right. Behind them at their first training camp are, from left, Tommy Neck, Jim Carr, Angelo Coia, Fred Williams and Dick Drummond.
(The Washington Star)
Marshall still owned 52 percent of the stock. But by the end of 1963 he was suffering from a damaged heart, an aneurysm in his abdomen, diabetes and emphysema. His mental state, according to a petition for temporary conservatorship by minority owners Leo DeOrsey, Williams and Milton King, left him "unable properly to care for his property and his interests."

In August 1964, DeOrsey, Williams and King were named permanent conservators of Marshall's estate — which mainly meant his Redskins stock. Then, in April 1965, DeOrsey died. Williams, despite his small stake in the team, became president of the Redskins. It was a role he relished, with friends from the media, politics, the Catholic church and Washington society regularly in his box as he cheered or fumed at the games.

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Other Pages in Chapter 2:
43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78

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