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Walter Brown

Walter Brown was born February 10, 1905 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was the IIHF President 1954-1957 and Vice-President 1948-1954 and 1960-1963. Brown was General Manager of the US National Team in IIHF World Championships in 1931,1933, 1934, 1936, 1947 and 1948. During that period, the USA finished with one World Champion title (1933), two silver medals and one bronze medal. At the 1936 Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, USA finished third. Brown succeeded his father as General Manager of the Boston Garden in 1937 and continued the policy of strong support for ice hockey. His involvement in ice hockey became deeper and at the time of his death, he was President of the Boston Gardens, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame Governing Committee and co-owner and President of the Boston Bruins. In 1960, as Chairman of the United States Olympic Ice Hockey Committee, he played a significant role in the selection of the gold medal winning United States team. Walter Brown passed away September 7, 1964 in Boston. He was inducted to the IIHF Hall of Fame within the builders' category in 1997.

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