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Philip H. Iselin
Born September 1, 1902
Port Washington, Long Island,
New York, United States
Died December 28, 1976
Manhattan, New York, United states
Cause of death heart attack
Occupation Clothing manufacturer, Sports team owner, racetrack owner
Board member of Korell Corporation, New York Jets, Monmouth Park Racetrack
Religious beliefs Judaism
Spouse(s) Betty Bing
Children James, Kay
Honors
Philip H. Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park

Philip H. Iselin (September 1, 1902 - December 28, 1976) was a successful New York City women's apparel manufacturer who was a shareholder and President of the New York Jets football team and Chairman of Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. He was a member of the original Board of Directors that bought the New York Titans in 1963 and renamed the franchise the Jets. In 1969, he succeeded Sonny Werblin as President of the Jets.

A member of The Jockey Club, Iselin and Amory L. Haskell headed a group of investors who founded the Monmouth Park Jockey Club in 1944 to build a new Thoroughbred horse racing facility in Oceanport, New Jersey. The track opened in 1946 and Iselin served as treasurer of the Monmouth Park Jockey Club until 1968 when he was appointed President. [1] [2].

While at work in the New York Jets Manhattan offices, Iselin died after suffering his second heart attack in three months.

Son, James "Jimmy" Iselin became a racehorse trainer.

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