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James Orthwein

Born: 1924-03-13 - Died: 2008-08-15
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Death Summary: Orthwein passed away at his home at the age of 84 in Huntleigh, MO after struggling with cancer for years.

He is survived by wife Loris, daughters Katherine Snowden and Romaine Orthwein and sons Percy and James Orthwein.

Who was James Orthwein : James Busch Orthwein was the great grandson of Anheuser Busch co-founder Adolphus Busch.

Orthwein owned NFL team the New England Patriots from 1992 to 1993, just long enough to hire coach Bill Parcells. He was also owner when the Pats changed their logo and uniforms. He was considering moving the Patriots to St. Louis, but ended up selling the organization to Robert Kraft.

He did have a part in the relocation of the L.A. Rams to St. Louis. He donated his ownership share of the stadium rights to FANS INc., a non-profit group that convinced the team to go there.
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  1. Adam Boyd Says:

    My mom took care of him while he went to his vacation house in the Bahamas before his death. RIP

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