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In this April 1966, file photo, Al Davis, right, the head coach-general manager of the Oakland Raiders, was named the new American Football League Commissioner in Houston by Ralph Wilson, left, President of the AFL and owner of the Buffalo Bills. Bills owner Wilson Jr. has died at the age of 95. NFL.com says team president Russ Brandon announced his death at the league's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was one of the original founders of the American Football League and owned the Bills for the last 54 years

FILE - In this April 1966, file photo, Al Davis, right, the head coach-general manager of the Oakland Raiders, was named the new American Football League Commissioner in Houston by Ralph Wilson, left, President of the AFL and owner of the Buffalo Bills. Bills owner Wilson Jr. has died at the age of 95. NFL.com says team president Russ Brandon announced his death at the league's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, March 25, 2014. He was one of the original founders of the American Football League and owned the Bills for the last 54 years. (AP Photo/Ed Kolenovsky, File)

Buffalo Bills founder and owner Ralph Wilson dies at age 95

Yahoo SportsMarch 25, 2014

Ralph Wilson was the last surviving member of the original American Football League owners, a group of eight innovators known as "The Foolish Club." He bought the Bills for $25,000 in 1959, and owned them for 54 years. In 2009, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Wilson is credited with initiating AFL-NFL merger talks with Carroll Rosenbloom, then owner of the NFL’s Baltimore Colts, in January of 1965. - Frank Schwab, Shutdown Corner