Frank M. Gibson

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Frank M. Gibson
Born 1916 or 1917
Occupation businessman, football executive
Years active ?–1983

Frank M. Gibson (born 1916 or 1917) is a Canadian businessman who was a member of a group of businessmen who pushed for the merging of the Hamilton Wildcats and Hamilton Tigers football clubs to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1950. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a builder in 1996. The CFL's Frank M. Gibson Trophy for Outstanding Rookie in the Eastern Division is named in his honour. [1] Gibson also served as secretary-treasurer for the CFL's East Division from 1962 to 1980 and was an administrative consultant with the Tiger-Cats until 1983. He also served in the capacity of treasurer, and later secretary-treasurer, as well as on the board of governors of the Tiger-Cats. In 1959 he played a role in investigating the possibility of an interlocking schedule for the CFL's two divisions, which would be implemented in 1960. [2] In 1996, he was living in Ancaster, Ontario. [3]

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References

  1. Frank M. Gibson's profile at the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
  2. Five named to football Hall: The Globe and Mail [Toronto, Ont] 16 Apr 1996: D.8.
  3. Ticat executive joins Hall of Fame: [Final Edition] Dickins, Jeff. The Spectator [Hamilton, Ont] 16 Apr 1996: C4.