George A. Newett (deceased)
Year Inducted: 1970
Born: October 8, 1856 Wisconsin
Died: 1928 Ishpeming, MI
George Newett was the only American born founder of the National Ski Association. Although a non-ski jumper he was the editor and publisher of the Iron Ore and actively promoted skiing and played a significant role in the Americanization of the sport. He compiled the first history of the Ishpeming Ski Club and was a witness to the very earliest history of ski sport.