Wayne Millner (Jan. 31, 1913 - Nov. 19, 1976) lived at 198 and 196 North Streets, Salem, as a young man.
Millner was an outstanding football player. After a great career at Salem High School,where he earned all-star honors, he went on to play for the University of Notre Dame and the Washington Redskins through the 1930's and early 40's. He served three years in the Navy in the early 40's. He retired from the Redskins in 1945.
He was known for his clutch play as an offensive and defensive end.
In 1986, Millner was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Vertical File in Salem Collection - Millner, Wayne
"Salem was home to one of football's early stars" Salem News, Feb. 9, 2004, p. B7
"Everlasting fame: Wayne Millner: only local athlete in Pro Football Hall of Fame" Salem Evening News, Aug. 24, 1999, p. C1
"Markers needed to mark significant sites in Salem" Salem Evening News, Dec. 1, 1999, p. A3
Wayne Millner Burial information and photos
Legendary locals of Salem Curley, Malcolm, Dionne, p. 124