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Wayland Minot
Date of birth: October 23, 1889
Place of birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date of death: November 20, 1957
Place of death: Belmont, Massachusetts
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
College: Harvard University
Organizations

Wayland Manning Minot (October 23, 1889 – November 20, 1957) was an American football player. He played college football at Harvard University and was selected as a consensus All-American at the center position in 1909.[1]

Minot was married in 1913 to Anna Marie Shaughnessy. They had five children, Ruth (born 1914), Wayland, Jr. (born 1915), Anna (born 1918), Elizabeth (born 1922), and Herbert (born 1925).[2] In the late 1920s, he lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and served as Parks Commissioner.[3] In 1930, Cambridge Mayor Richard M. Russell to serve as City Treasurer, but his nomination was rejected by the City Council.[4][5] Minot later became an investment counselor in Boston, Massachusetts.[6]

In January 1933, Minot was involved in a late night accident resulting in the death of one of his passengers. He crashed into a draw bridge of the Charles River Dam Bridge, and the vehicle burned. Minot was placed under arrest and charged with manslaughter.[7][8] Although a police officer testified that the smell of liquor was on Minot's breath, he did not believe Minot was under the influence, and Minot was found not guilty of manslaughter.[9][10][11]

Minot died in November 1957 at his home in Belmont, Massachusetts.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Award Winners". NCAA. 2012. p. 4. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/Awards.pdf.
  2. "Wayland Manning Minot - Anna Marie Shaughnessy". Sedgwick Genealogy North America. http://www.sedgwick.org/na/families/robert1613/ged/d0013/f0002761.html.
  3. "Harvard Students Get Cold Reception: Slammed Doors Greet Trio Gathering Statistics Excited Residents in Cambridge Keep Police Lines Busy". Boston Daily Globe: p. 2. April 30, 1927. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/1903164812.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Apr+30%2C+1927&author=&pub=Boston+Daily+Globe+(1923-1927)&desc=HARVARD+STUDENTS+GET+COLD+RECEPTION&pqatl=google.
  4. "Cambridge Council Rejects Maj. Minot: Turns Down Mayor Again on City Treasurer Post Russell Says Delay on School Money Blocks Aid to Unemployed". Daily Boston Globe: p. 19. May 28, 1930. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/2022529792.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=May+28%2C+1930&author=&pub=Daily+Boston+Globe+(1928-1960)&desc=CAMBRIDGE+COUNCIL+REJECTS+MAJ+MINOT&pqatl=google.
  5. "Minot Again Named by Mayor Russell: Choice for City Treasurer to Succeed Lehan Failed of Confirmation Last Week--Cambridge Council Meets". Daily Boston Globe: p. 10. June 4, 1930. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/2022660392.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Jun+04%2C+1930&author=&pub=Daily+Boston+Globe+(1928-1960)&desc=MINOT+NAMED+AGAIN+BY+MAYOR+RUSSELL&pqatl=google.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Wayland M. Minot". Daily Boston Globe. November 21, 1957. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/2067873552.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Nov+21%2C+1957&author=&pub=Daily+Boston+Globe+(1928-1960)&desc=Wayland+M.+Minot&pqatl=google.
  7. "One Killed; 5 Injured in Auto Mishap". The Meriden Daily Journal. January 18, 1933. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=srFIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=wAENAAAAIBAJ&pg=4234,1240328&dq=wayland+minot&hl=en.
  8. "John Todd Dies in Crash: Montgomery Ward Ward Official of Montclair, N.J., Killed in Boston". The New York Times. January 17, 1933. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FB0912FB355F1A7A93C5A8178AD85F478385F9.
  9. "Minot Found Not Guilty in Auto Fatality Case". Daily Boston Globe. February 1, 1933. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/2024337022.html?FMT=CITE&FMTS=CITE:AI&type=historic&date=Feb+01%2C+1933&author=&pub=Daily+Boston+Globe+(1928-1960)&desc=MINOT+FOUND+NOT+GUILTY+IN+AUTO+FATALITY+CASE&pqatl=google.
  10. "Officer Says Minot Was Sober At Crash: Smelled Liquor, but Found Man Not Under Influence". Daily Boston Globe: p. 4. October 19, 1933. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/2019202822.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Oct+19%2C+1933&author=&pub=Daily+Boston+Globe+(1928-1960)&desc=OFFICER+SAYS+MINOT+WAS+SOBER+AT+CRASH&pqatl=google.
  11. "Minot's Car Locked Fenders With Another: Two Drivers Heard in Suit Growing Out of Crash". Daily Boston Globe: p. 34. October 20, 1933. http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/boston/access/2019208232.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:AI&type=historic&date=Oct+20%2C+1933&author=&pub=Daily+Boston+Globe+(1928-1960)&desc=MINOT'S+CAR+LOCKED+FENDERS+WITH+OTHER&pqatl=google.


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