Portrait of R.S. Channing from Walter Camp's 1894 book, "American Football"
|Date of birth:||January 7, 1868|
|Place of birth:||New York City, New York|
|Date of death:||April 1, 1961(aged 93)|
|Place of death:||Tucson, Arizona|
|Career highlights and awards|
Roscoe H. Channing, Jr. (January 7, 1868 – April 1, 1961) was an All-American football player, member of the Rough Riders and mining executive. Channing was an All-American halfback for Princeton University. He was one of eleven players selected by Casper Whitney for the first ever College Football All-America Team in 1889. When the Spanish-American War commenced in 1898, Channing enlisted in Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders. Roosevelt took pride in how many Ivy League football players enlisted in the Rough Riders. Channing later went into the mining business and managed the mining operations of the Whitney family. In the 1920s, he formed a partnership with his friend Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney. The two formed the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company in Flin Flon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Channing served as the company's President. Channing died in 1961.
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- Roscoe H. Channing, Jr (1868–1961) – Find A Grave Memorial. Findagrave.com (2010-06-28). Retrieved on 2011-07-08.
- The All-America Team for 1889 selected by Casper Whitney is identified in the NCAA guide to football award winners
- Mark Bernstein (2001). Football: The Ivy League origins of an American obsession, p. 64. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0-8122-3627-0.
- Edward Marshall (1899). The Story of the Rough Riders, 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry; The Regiment in Camp and on the Battle Field. Q.W. Dillingham Co.. http://www.archive.org/stream/storyofroughride01mars/storyofroughride01mars_djvu.txt.
- "Mining Impact in Saskatchewan (Timeline)". Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre. http://www.sicc.sk.ca/heritage/ethnography/dene/resources/mining.html.
- Alfred Wright (1961-09-04). "Sonny Whitney: A Success In Spite Of His Money". Sports Illustrated. http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1072955/index.htm.
- "Roscoe Channing Dead: Ex-President of Hudson Bay Mining Co. in Canada, 93". The New York Times. 1961-04-04.