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Who founded the Pittsburgh Steelers?

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The Rooney's.

Art Rooney started the franchise, now it is run by his son.

Dan Rooney (Art Rooney's son) is the owner & chairman of the Steelers. Art Rooney II (Dan Rooney's son), is the President and co-owner of the team.

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As of April, 2008 Dan Rooney is the chairman and owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His father, Art, founded the Steelers.

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John W. Galbreath.

Galbreath owned the Pirates from 1945 until 1985.

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Arthur Joseph "Art" Rooney, Sr. (January 27, 1901 - August 25, 1988)

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Art Rooney. but the team is being passed to his son

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Art Rooney Sr.

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Art Rooney

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