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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans: George Druxman (1929-1999)

Athlete.

Born at Winnipeg on 4 December 1929, son of Max and Shirley Druxman, his family moved to Portland, Oregon when he was four years of age. He grew up there, distinguishing himself as a high-school football and baseball player before attending the University of Portland, where he played football and received a BA degree in 1951. After military service during the Korean War, he became a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1955, playing for nine years until 1964. He was an all-star centre five times, and played on Grey Cup championship teams from 1958 to 1962. He was inducted into the Blue Bomber Hall of Fame in 1991 and was voted YMHA Outstanding Jewish Athlete of the Last 40 Years in 1993. After his retirement from football, he owned and operated the Pembina Hotel in Winnipeg until 1989. He died at Winnipeg on 2 July 1999.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1999, page 43.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2014

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