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James Busch Orthwein, at 84; onetime owner of Patriots who set stage for team resurgence

James Busch Orthwein (left) sold the New England Patriots to Bob Kraft in 1994. James Busch Orthwein (left) sold the New England Patriots to Bob Kraft in 1994. (Frank O'Brien/Globe Staff/File)
By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / August 19, 2008

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Best known in New England for his brief ownership of the Patriots - and for selling the football team to Robert Kraft - James Busch Orthwein was also a world-class fisherman, and one fish story tells much about the reticence he brought to his abbreviated tenure in the spotlight of Boston professional sports. (Full article: 941 words)

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