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Frank Gibson bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Frank M. Gibson

Executive Career

Treasurer and Secretary of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1950 - 1977

Treasurer and Secretary of the Eastern Conference
1962 - 1980

Frank M. Gibson and other prominent Hamilton businessmen arranged the amalgamation of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats to form the modern-era Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He served the team in various capacities for more than 35 years.

During the early days of the Canadian Football League (CFL), eastern and western teams competed only in exhibition games or the Grey Cup. Gibson, along with Ralph Cooper and Ralph Parliament, investigated the feasibility of an interlocking schedule. Years of dedication and hard work resulted in a partial interlocking schedule being implemented for the 1961 season.

Since 1975 the CFL has presented the Frank M. Gibson award to the outstanding rookie in the eastern division.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1996 as a builder.

Class of 1996

Al BenecickJerry CampbellBill ClarkeFrank GibsonDan Kepley

Football Reporters of Canada

Gordon CraigJP McConnell

Gibson, Frank
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