Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.04
Date:
1963
Description:
Wes Brown bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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D. Wes Brown
(Charter Member)


Executive Career

Director and Treasurer of the Ottawa Rough Riders
1936

Secretary of the Ottawa Rough Riders
1939

Secretary of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IPRFU)
1941, 1942, 1947 - 1961

D. Wes Brown joined the Ottawa Rough Riders organization in 1925 as the Ticket Manager. With this position, it began an almost 40-year dedication to football.

While serving in various capacities in Ottawa, Brown was also affiliated with the IPRFU. In 1948, Brown was appointed the permanent secretary of what would later become the Eastern Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
D. Wes Brown was one of the few individuals to be honoured with a plaque at a Grey Cup dinner.

D. Wes Brown is also a member of the Greater Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.

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:
Brown, Wes D.
Search Terms:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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