frank l. wiswall
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Born in 1895 in Colonie, New York, Frank Wiswall drove his first harness race at the age of fourteen. He was an amateur driver, owned and trained a small racing stable, and bred trotters at his Runnymede Farm at Saratoga Springs until 1963. Wiswall practiced law in Albany for almost fifty years. In 1938 he drafted the by-laws and the first rule book of the USTA. Two years later he was appointed the first secretary of the newly created New York State Harness Racing Commission. In 1945 Wiswall resigned to become president of Saratoga Harness Racing until 1963, when he became chairman of the board. Frank Wiswall died in 1972 at his farm in Castine, Maine.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals