John H. "Jack" Herman was born on November 23, 1869.
As of May 1899, Herman was the boxing matchmaker for the Olympic Athletic Club.
Herman and Zbyszko parted ways.
In November 1916, Herman promoted a show at the Chicago Coliseum headlined by
World Heavyweight Champion Joe Stecher and Charlie Cutler, which drew more than
5,000 fans. The show was seen as a success in terms of action, but apparently the
attendance and the reported "less than $5,000" gate wasn't sufficient for Herman. In the
days following the show, Herman announced his retirement from professional wrestling,
and was going to commit more of his time to his "feature department of the Selig Moving
Picture company," according to the Chicago Daily Tribune (12/2/16).
Herman passed away at the age of 92 in Los Angeles on April 10, 1962. He was survived
by his wife Edith Herman and sister Mrs. Frances Arnheim. He was buried at Forest Lawn
Memorial-Park in Glendale.
Research by Tim Hornbaker
January 15, 2011
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