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Default Bills owner and founder Ralph Wilson dead at 95

Ralph Wilson, founder and owner of the Buffalo Bills and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died at the age of 95 the Bills announced Tuesday.

Wilson, a legendary NFL owner, formed the Bills in 1959 and was one of the original American Football League owners.

"No one loved the game of football more than Ralph Wilson," Russ Brandon, Buffalo's CEO, said Tuesday.

During Wilson's run as owner, the Bills captured an AFL Championship (1964-1965) and four consecutive AFC titles in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993 but never a Super Bowl.

Wilson was a one-time president of the AFL, helped negotiate the merger between the NFL and AFL anas [sp] the league began to blossom into what it's become today.

The group of men who helped form the AFL were known as "The Foolish Club," and Wilson was one of two surviving members. Only Barron Hilton now remains alive and Wilson was the last remaining NFL owner of the group.

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