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John A. Bloomingston

Lawyer, football player, baseball player

Died when: 67 years 255 days (812 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


John A. Bloomingston

John Albert Bloomingston (April 28, 1874 –January 8, 1942) was an American attorney and football and baseball player and coach.He played at the fullback position for the University of Michigan football teams in 1894 and 1895.

He was the leading scorer on the 1895 Michigan Wolverines football team that outscored opponents 266 to 14 and won the school's first Western football championship.

He scored as many as 32 points in a single game.The Wolverines compiled a record of 17–2–1 in Bloomingston's two years as the starting fullback and never lost a game against a Western team.

After graduating from Michigan, he became one of the best known trial lawyers in Chicago, where he practiced for more than 40 years.

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