- Sam Berger
lawyerby profession, he was an early football fan who became involved with the Ottawa Rough Ridersteam as its legal advisor, president, and as an owner. He served three, three-year terms as the club's president during which time the team made it to the Grey Cupseven times, winning the championship on four occasions.
Active in the Ottawa community, Berger twice ran for mayor of the city, losing to
Charlotte Whittonin the 1960 and 1962 elections.
In 1969 Sam Berger sold his shares in the Ottawa club and donated the proceeds to charitable causes. He then purchased the troubled
Montreal Alouettesfranchise and in the ensuing twelve years built it into a powerhouse that made six Grey Cup appearances and won it three times.
He was President of the Canadian Football League in 1964 and 1971 and as an attorney and owner played a key role in putting together the League's first
On March 6, 1981, he retired and sold the Alouettes to
Vancouverbusinessman Nelson Skalbania.
In 1986, Sam Berger was made a Member of the
Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour, for "his commitments to the sport and to the City of Montreal". [http://www.gg.ca/honours/search-recherche/honours-desc.asp?lang=e&TypeID=orc&id=127] In 1993 he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
He died in 1992, leaving behind three children and nine grandchildren, along with his ex-wife.
* [http://www.footballhof.com/famers/player.asp?id=26 Canadian Football Hall of Fame profile]
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