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✟ RIP Dan Rooney

Born 1932 - Death 2017



❝ Daniel Milton Rooney (July 20, 1932 – April 13, 2017) was the former United States Ambassador to Ireland, who served from July 3, 2009 until his resignation in 2012. He was chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers American football team in the National Football League (NFL), which was founded by his father, Art. Rooney was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000 for his contributions to the game. He was credited with spearheading a requirement that NFL teams with head coach and general manager vacancies interview at least one minority candidate, which has become known as the "Rooney Rule". Rooney was also co-founder of the Ireland-related fundraising organization The Ireland Funds. ❝


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