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COMISKEY, J. Louis. (Dubuque, IA, 1885--Eagle River, WI, July 18, 1939). The son of Chicago White Sox founder Charles Albert COMISKEY, John Louis Comiskey was stricken with scarlet fever at age 27 and plagued by illness for the rest of his life. He inherited ownership of club when his father died in 1931. Under his leadership, the club purchased the contracts of Al Simmons, Mule Haas, and Jimmie Dykes after the 1932 season.

Comiskey owned the team until his death in 1939. Ownership of the club then passed on to his widow, Grace. His children Dorothy and Chuck would also later run the club.



"J. Louis Comiskey," Baseball Reference, Online: https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/J._Louis_Comiskey