Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.12
Date:
1963
Description:
Earl Grey bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Albert Henry George Grey, the 4th Earl Grey
(Charter Member)


In 1909, Albert Henry George Grey, the 4th Earl Grey, a sports enthusiast, presented a trophy for the amateur rugby football championship of Canada. This $48 sterling silver cup, known as the "Grey Cup", continues to be the symbol of football supremacy in Canada.
Earl Grey, was appointed the Governor General of Canada on December 10, 1904. Grey was largely responsible for the outstanding success of the Quebec Tercentenary celebration in 1908. It was Grey's suggestion that the battlefield of the Plains of Abraham be preserved as a national park.

Earl Grey was immensely popular and his term of office was extended twice before his return to England in 1911. Grey died in England on August 29, 1917.

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:
Grey, Albert Henry George
Search Terms:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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