Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.14
Date:
1963
Description:
Frank Hannibal bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Frank J. Hannibal
(Charter Member)


Executive Career

President of the Winnipeg Football Club
1934 - 1936, 1941

President of the Western Interprovincal Football Union (WIFU)
1938, 1939

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation as an Executive
1935, 1941 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s) as an Executive
1935, 1941 (2)

Frank J. Hannibal arrived in Winnipeg in 1934 and immediately inspired the Winnipeg Football Club. The newly-recruited executive was determined to build a Grey Cup contender. Hannibal's efforts were rewarded when, after only one year, Winnipeg defeated the Hamilton Tigers for the first Grey Cup victory ever won by a western club. Winnipeg won the championship again in 1941 when Hannibal returned as the club president.

In addition to being president of the WIFU, Hannibal held many offices with distinction. His tremendous zeal, unceasing effort and inspired leadership contributed greatly to the building of football in western Canada.

Frank J. Hannibal was honoured at the 1953 Grey Cup dinner.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1963 as a builder.

Class of 1963




Harry BatstoneOrmand BeachJoseph BreenD. Wes BrownLionel ConacherErnest Cox



John DeGruchySeppi DuMoulinEddie EmersonWilliam C. FouldsHugh GallAlbert Henry George Grey



Harry Crawford GriffithFrank J. HannibalMelvin HansonJack JacobsEddie JamesJoe Krol



Alexander Smirle LawsonFrank LeadlayPercival MolsonNorman PerryRuss RebholzEdward Reeve



Alvin RitchieJeff RusselFrank ShaughnessyBen SimpsonDavid SpragueNeil Joseph Taylor


Brian Timmis

People:
Hannibal, Frank J.
Search Terms:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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