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MacWilliams, J. Donald (1990)

MacWilliams, J. Donald (90)

J. Donald “Don” MacWilliams After seeing service in Europe during World War II, Don achieved his life-long goal when he became a sportscaster, first in Concord, New Hampshire at WKXL in 1946, home to Portland at WMTW in 1947 and finally to WCSH radio and television where he covered all sports until he retired from the profession.

Don, with Gannett sportswriters Vern Putney and the late Blaine Davis, conceived the idea for the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and has been for many years a member of the selection committees of the MSHF and the Candlepin Hall of Fame.

For several years, Don wrote historical sports columns for the Portland Sunday Telegram under the name of Jim Donald. He also wrote sports features for several magazines, including Down East and has published the first volume of a trilogy on Maine sports as well as an historical novel of Portland

in the 1860's.

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