irving w. gleasson
Born in Ogdensburg, Pennsylvania in 1862, Irving Gleasson became interested in trotters as a young man. After racing and buying stock for many years, he finally owned the champion Peter Manning 1:56 3/4, Hal Pointer 2:04 1/2, Nate Hanover 1:59, Vansandt 2:00 3/4 and other Grand Circuit horses. "Irv" was known for his philanthropies and good sportsmanship, doing much to further the sport and keep it alive. He was one of the best-liked horsemen of his day. Irving Gleasson died at the age of eighty-nine in 1952.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals