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Baer, Maxlocked

(11 February 1909–21 November 1959)
  • Luckett V. Davis

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Baer, Max (11 February 1909–21 November 1959), world heavyweight boxing champion, was born Maximilian Adelbert Baer in Omaha, Nebraska, the oldest son of Jacob Baer and Dora Baer (maiden name unknown). His father, a cattle dealer and buyer for Swift and Company in Omaha, later moved his family to Durango, Colorado, and then to Livermore, California, where he bought a ranch and raised livestock. Max graduated from elementary school in Livermore and attended high school for one year, then quit school and went to work herding cattle and butchering meat for his father. Later Baer worked in an Oakland, California, factory in which diesel engines were manufactured....

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