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William Neely Mallory

Major, U.S. Air Force

 

1901---1945 Churchman Athlete Patriot Philanthropist

 
William Neely Mallory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler
1. William Neely Mallory Marker
Inscription. This building is dedicated as an enduring memorial to William Neely Mallory-outstanding athlete, distinguished citizen, gallant soldier. A dynamic leader and All-America fullback, "Memphis Bill" was named by his classmates "the man who did the most for Yale." Participation in the civic activities of his native city led to his selection in 1934 for the distinguished service award given by the Memphis Junior Chamber of Commerce. In World War II his "Operation Mallory," a tactical plan for which he received the Legion of Merit, contributed to the success of the Italian Campaign. He loyally served the College for seventeen years, giving unselfishly of his time and talent as advisor on athletics, member of the board of directors, and treasurer. He was a man of honor, characterized by modesty, kindness, a wholesome sense of humor, and charm of personality.
 
Location. 35° 9.398′ N, 89° 59.402′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on North Lane near Lyndale Avenue, on the right. Touch for map. Located on the Gymnasium at Rhodes College. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 North Pkwy, Memphis TN 38122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southwestern Alumni World War II Memorial (a few steps from this
William Neely Mallory Marker on Building image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, March 25, 2017
2. William Neely Mallory Marker on Building
marker); Fargason Fields (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Williams Play (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rhodes College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Memphis Belle (approx. 0.7 miles away); Overton Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Memphis 13 / Springdale Elementary School (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Overton Park Shell/The Levitt Shell At Overton Park (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Mallory Neely House
 
Also see . . .
1. Maj William Neely Mallory. Find A Grave (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 

2. Operation Mallory Major. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
3. William Neely Mallory Award. Yale University (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 

4. Bill Mallory-American Football. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. EducationSportsWar, World II
 
William Neely Mallory Portrait image. Click for full size.
Rhodes College Digital Collection
3. William Neely Mallory Portrait
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 101 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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