George Foreman Collection, 1990-2003 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Reynolds

Collection Overview

Title: George Foreman Collection, 1990-2003Add to your cart.

ID: A/286

Extent: 4.5 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

A majority of the collection covers George Foreman's business and boxing life from 1995 to 1998.

Collection Historical Note

George Edward Foreman was born to J.D. and Nancy Foreman on January 10, 1949, in the town of Marshall, Texas. An impoverished youth, Foreman often bullied younger children and didn't like getting up early for school. Foreman became a mugger and brawler on the hard streets of Houston's Fifth Ward by age 15.

Luckily, he was saved by the Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps, a program developed to help disadvantaged kids by teaching them vocational job skills. Foreman traveled to California which is where he met Doc Broaddus, who was a Job Corps counselor and a boxing coach. It was Broaddus who encouraged Foreman to become a boxer.

Once he began to train at the gym, Foreman rapidly established an impressive amateur record. The culmination of his amateur boxing career came at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, where he won a gold medal in only his 25th amateur fight. In 1969, Foreman turned professional and within two years, Foreman was ranked the No. 1 challenger by the WBA and WBC. Foreman got his shot at the world heavyweight championship when he fought Joe Frazier on January 22, 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica. After becoming the champion, Foreman successfully defended his title twice.

He was ordained a minister in 1978 and began preaching in his hometown of Houston, Texas. In 1984, he founded the George Foreman Youth and Community Center, a non-denominational place for kids who need direction like he once did. In 1980, Foreman founded The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Since the early 1990s, Foreman had discovered his talent for salesmanship, and by the end of the decade, he was making millions off of his appearances in infomercials marketing the George Foreman Lean Mean Grilling Machine. To date, more than 100 million of the units have sold worldwide.

Extracted from "The Offical Website of George Foreman" http://georgeforeman.com/biography


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Folder 1: Book Publishers copyAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Book, Publishers copyAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Book, Publishers copyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Script "The Big Hurt" by D.B.SmithAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Foreman Ranch, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Foreman Ranch, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Financial/Royalty Checks, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Financial/Royalty Checks, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Financial/Royalty Checks, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Financial/Royalty Checks, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Financial/Royalty Checks, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Financial/Royalty Checks, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Financial/Royalty Checks, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Financial/Royalty Checks, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Financial/Royalty Checks, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Financial/Royalty Checks, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Financial/Royalty Checks, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Financial/Royalty Checks, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Financial/Lawyer Fee Statements, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Financial/Lawyer Fee Statements, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Financial/Lawyer Fee Statements, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Financial/Lawyer Fee Statements, 1996Add to your cart.
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Folder 26: Financial/Lawyer Fee Statements, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Financial/Lawyer Fee Statements, 1998Add to your cart.
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