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  • George Preston Marshall (1896 - 1969)
    George Preston Marshall (1896–1969) was the owner and president of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) from 1932 until his death in 1969. Contributions Marshall was born...

The 'Boston Redskins were the beginnings of the team that became the Washington Redskins.

Origins and early years (1932–1945)

The team originated as the Boston Braves, based in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1932, under the ownership of George Preston Marshall. At the time the team played in Braves Field, home of the Boston Braves baseball team. The following year the club moved to Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, whereupon owners changed the team's name to the Boston Redskins. To round out the change, Marshall hired William "Lone Star" Dietz, who was part Sioux, as the team's head coach. However, Boston wasn't much of a football town at the time and the team had difficulty drawing fans.