Kenesaw Mountain Landis
NAME: Kenesaw Mountain Landis
BORN: November 20, 1866
born...Millville, Ohio (Butler County)
attended University of Cincinnati
graduated 1891, Union Law School
(now Northwestern University)
OCCUPATION: judge, baseball commissioner
DIED: November 25, 1944, Chicago, Illinois
Before becoming professional baseball's first commissioner, Landis served as a US district judge.
He was elected baseball commissioner in November 1920 in response to the notorious "Black Sox" world series scandal of 1919.
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1944.