Walter O'Malley

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Walter O'Malley was a businessman and lawyer who is most famous for extracting the Dodgers from Brooklyn and transplanting them to Los Angeles. Although for decades O'Malley was blamed as the sole instigator for the move, recent evidence suggests that Robert Moses was more responsible than O'Malley.

O'Malley studied at the Law School for one year in 1927 before transferring to Fordham Law School. He did this because Columbia did not offer night classes, and he needed to work to fund treatments for his wife's larynx infection. In the end it was an advantageous move, because on the less theory-oriented Fordham campus as he would meet many future politicians and businessmen whose connections would help him rise to power in the Dodgers organization.