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Athletic Hall of Fame

Donald J. Bardell

Donald J. Bardell


At Rochester:

  • Captain of the first undefeated football team (1952)
  • Was selected as a First Team, Little All-America (Rochester's first)
  • Four letters in football
  • Starter at guard on offense, nose tackle on defense
  • Member of Theta Delta Chi
  • Earned a B.A. in History in 1953


  • 1st LT., Battery Commander, U.S.M.C., 1953-56
  • Received a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1959
  • Joined the staff of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington and became a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and the New York State Bar
  • In 1962, became a partner in the Rochester firm of Maloy, Pirrello, and Bardell
  • Appointed as Deputy Commissions and Counsel of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in Albany in 1971
  • Moved to Washington, D.C. in 1976 as CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators
  • Selected for Men of Achievement, an international recognition, and Who's Who in America, in 1985