Muldoon, William A.

Muldoon, William A.

(1845–1933) physical trainer, wrestler; born in Belfast, N.Y. A champion professional wrestler, he developed the concept of a health spa and trained many celebrities, including two U.S. presidents, William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt.
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