Roscoe Channing

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(1961-04-01) (aged 93)
Place of death: Tucson, Arizona
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
College: Princeton University
Career highlights and awards
Honors: All-American, 1889

Roscoe H. Channing, Jr. (January 7, 1868 – April 1, 1961)[1] 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.[2] 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.[3][4] Channing later went into the mining business and managed the mining operations of the Whitney family.[5] In the 1920s, he formed a partnership with his friend Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney.[6] The two formed the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company in Flin Flon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Channing served as the company's President.[7] Channing died in 1961.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Roscoe H. Channing, Jr (1868–1961) – Find A Grave Memorial. (2010-06-28). Retrieved on 2011-07-08.
  2. The All-America Team for 1889 selected by Casper Whitney is identified in the NCAA guide to football award winners
  3. Mark Bernstein (2001). Football: The Ivy League origins of an American obsession, p. 64. University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN 0-8122-3627-0.
  4. 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..
  5. "Mining Impact in Saskatchewan (Timeline)". Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre.
  6. Alfred Wright (1961-09-04). "Sonny Whitney: A Success In Spite Of His Money". Sports Illustrated.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Roscoe Channing Dead: Ex-President of Hudson Bay Mining Co. in Canada, 93". The New York Times. 1961-04-04.

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