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|Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman|
Hirschman (far right) at the 1912 Olympics
|2nd General Secretary of FIFA|
|Preceded by||Louis Muhlinghaus|
|Succeeded by||Ivo Schricker|
|Born|| 16 February 1877|
|Died|| 26 June 1951 74) (aged|
Cornelis August Wilhelm Hirschman(1877 – 1951), known as Carl Anton Wilhelm Hirschman, was a Dutch banker, co-founder of FIFA in 1904 and the 2nd General Secretary of FIFA, serving from 1906 to 1931. In 1912 he was also one of the founders of the Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC).
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