Tom McArdle

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Promoter & Matchmaker

McArdle & Billy Corwin

Tom McArdle, born circa 1874, was a former boxer, manager, promoter, and matchmaker. He became the long-time matchmaker for Madison Square Garden during the late 1920s and 1930s. He worked for the Twentieth Century Sporting Club--initially under Tex Rickard, and then under Mike Jacobs.

He became the Garden matchmaker in 1928, then was replaced by Jimmy Johnston in 1931. He returned to the post in 1934, and remained there until 1939.

McArdle died in New York City December 18, 1949 (aged 75), from complications caused by surgery.
Photo: McArdle (left) & Bill Corwin