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Encyclopedia > Leon Hess
Leon Hess
Born March 13, 1914
possibly Asbury Park, New Jersey
Died May 7, 1999
Lenox Hill Hospital
Occupation Businessman
Spouse Norma
Children Marlene Hess, Connie Hess Williams, and John B. Hess

Leon Hess (March 13, 1914May 7, 1999) [1] was the founder of the Hess Corporation and the owner of the New York Jets. Image File history File links Hess_lg. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, on the Jersey Shore. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Lenox Hill Hospital, on Manhattans Upper East Side, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital and a major teaching affiliate of NYU Medical Center. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... John B. Hess (born on April 5, 1954) is the Chairman and CEO of Hess Corporation. ... March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) is an integrated oil company based in New York City. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference...

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Biography

He was born on March 13, 1914, and his father was a Russian immigrant who worked as a kosher butcher and an oil delivery man. Leon started his oil company with his father's one-truck oil delivery business in Asbury Park, New Jersey during the Great Depression. "Everybody was broke in those days," Hess said. "I had to pay for the truck before I could deliver the oil." He supplied oil to George Patton's troops during World War II. He married Norma in the 1940s, and had three children: Marlene Hess; Connie Hess Williams; and John B. Hess, who succeeded him as CEO of Amerada Hess Corporation. He acquired Amerada Corporation in 1969 after an ownership battle with Phillips Petroleum. He stepped down as chairman and CEO in 1995. Forbes magazine in 1998 listed his net worth at $720 million. He was part of a consortium that bought the Jets of the American Football League in 1963, when they were the New York Titans. He eventually bought out his partners: Sonny Werblin and Phil Iselin, in 1977. The Jets played in Shea Stadium in 1964 after four seasons in the Polo Grounds. In 1984 Hess moved the team to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. March 13 is the 72nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (73rd in leap years). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The circled U indicates that this can of tuna is certified kosher by the Union of Orthodox Congregations. ... Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, on the Jersey Shore. ... The Great Depression was a time of economic down turn, which started after the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday. ... General George Smith Patton Jr. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... John B. Hess (born on April 5, 1954) is the Chairman and CEO of Hess Corporation. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... The Amerada Hess Corporation NYSE: AHC is an integrated oil company based in New York City. ... ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) was founded by the merger of the Conoco Inc. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... The American Football League (AFL) was a professional league of American football that operated from 1960 to 1969. ... The New York Jets are a National Football League team that plays its home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but is based on Long Island. ... David A. Sonny Werblin (March 17, 1907 - November 21, 1991) was an owner of the New York Jets. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in New York City used by baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in their first... Giants Stadium, also called The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams, and Red Bull New York (formerly MetroStars) of Major League Soccer. ... Map highlighting East Rutherfords location within Bergen County. ...


Death

Hess died at Lenox Hill Hospital on May 7, 1999 from a "blood disease". He had been hospitalized with a broken hip in early April and discharged. But a day later he re-entered the hospital. [2] Lenox Hill Hospital, on Manhattans Upper East Side, is a 652-bed, fully accredited, acute care hospital and a major teaching affiliate of NYU Medical Center. ...


References

  1. ^ Social Security Death Index; March 13, 1914; Social Security Number 138-14-7723
  2. ^ "Leon Hess", New York Times, May 9, 1999. Retrieved on 2007-02-14. “Peacefully on May 7, 1999 of complications from a blood disorder. Beloved husband of Norma; cherished father of Constance and Dr. Sankey Williams, Marlene Hess and James Zirin, John and Susan Hess; adored grandfather of Elizabeth and Jennifer Williams, Peter and Margaret Friedland, Michael, David and William Hess; dear brother of Betty Gilbert, dear brother-in-law of Ruth Hess, Warren and Rhoda Wilentz and the late Robert and Jacqueline Wilentz, treasured son of the late Ethel and Mores Hess and son-inlaw of the late Lena and David T. Wilentz.” 

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External link

  • Sports Illustrated obituary
  • Findagrave: Leon Hess
Preceded by
Harry Wismer
Owners of the New York Jets Succeeded by
Robert Wood Johnson IV
Preceded by
position created
CEO of Amerada Hess Corporation Succeeded by
John B. Hess
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Lore – Heidi Game • The GuaranteeThe Monday Night MiracleWest Side Stadium Harry Wismer (June 30, 1913 – December 3, 1967) was a sports broadcaster and charter owner of what became the New York Jets franchise in the American Football League. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... Robert Wood Johnson IV is an American businessman, Chair and CEO of Johnson and Johnson, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a major fundraiser for the 2004 presidential campaign of George W. Bush. ... The Amerada Hess Corporation NYSE: AHC is an integrated oil company based in New York City. ... John B. Hess (born on April 5, 1954) is the Chairman and CEO of Hess Corporation. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... // This article details the history of the New York Jets American Football Club. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The AFC East refers to the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... The Polo Grounds was the name given to four different stadiums in New York City used by baseballs New York Giants from 1883 until 1957, New York Metropolitans from 1883 until 1885, the New York Yankees from 1912 until 1922, and by the New York Mets in their first... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... Giants Stadium, also called The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams, and Red Bull New York (formerly MetroStars) of Major League Soccer. ... New Meadowlands Stadium is a planned football stadium. ... Robert Wood Johnson IV (born in April 12, 1947 in New Brunswick, New Jersey is an American businessman, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the owner of the NFLs New York Jets, and a major fundraiser for the 2004 presidential campaign of George W. Bush. ... Harry Wismer (June 30, 1913 – December 3, 1967) was a sports broadcaster and charter owner of what became the New York Jets franchise in the American Football League. ... The Miami Dolphins-New York Jets rivalry is a rivalry between two franchises in the National Football League. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers... In American football, the Heidi Game (also sometimes called the Heidi Bowl) refers to a famous 1968 American Football League (AFL) game between the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders, played on November 17 in Oakland, California. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers... The term Monday Night Miracle has been adopted in reference to at least two sporting contests. ... An artists rendition of how the West Side Stadium would have looked. ...

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BaughTurnerEwbankWinner • Shipp • HoltzMichaelsWaltonCosletCarrollKotiteParcellsGroh • Edwards • Mangini Samuel Adrian Baugh (born March 17, 1914) is a retired American football player born in Temple, Texas, the second son of James and Lucy Baugh. ... Clyde Douglas (Bulldog) Turner (March 10, 1919 in Plains, Texas, USA - October 30, 1998) was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears. ... Wilbur Weeb Ewbank (May 6, 1907 - November 17, 1998) was an American professional football coach. ... Charley Winner was a football coach whose professional and personal life was closely intertwined with that of Weeb Ewbank, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Louis Leo Holtz (born on January 6, 1937 in Follansbee, West Virginia) is a former NCAA football head coach, and is currently an author and a motivational speaker who has spoken to the likes of Fortune 500 companies on topics such as the importance of teamwork and goal setting. ... Walt Michaels In 1978. ... Joe Walton(born 1936) A noted coach in college and professional football. ... Bruce Coslet is an American football coach who has been the head coach for the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals. ... Peter C. Carroll (born September 15, 1951, in San Francisco, California) is the current head coach of the University of Southern California football team, having held that position since 2001. ... Rich Kotite is a former National Football League player and coach. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Al Groh (born July 13, 1944 in New York City, New York) is the current head coach of the University of Virginia college football team and the former head coach of the New York Jets of the NFL. Groh has over 38 years of professional and collegiate coaching experience; This... Herman Lee Herm Edwards, Jr. ... Eric Mangini (born January 19, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA) is the current head coach of the New York Jets of the National Football League. ...

League Championships (1)
1968

 
 

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