Dayton provided one the league’s organizational founding fathers, the manager of the Triangles, Carl Storck. He participated in all of the league’s first organizational meetings and served the NFL for the first 21 years of its existence. He was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the league on April 30, 1921.
Storck was the NFL president from 1939 to 1941. He conducted his league business from his office in the Winters Building in downtown Dayton, Ohio.