L.A. Rams owner history: Full list and timeline

Los Angeles Rams, Stan Kroenke
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The Los Angeles Rams were originally founded back in 1936 when Homer Marshman, the principal owner, and Damon Wetzel, a former player and coach, teamed up. Wetzel was given credit for naming the franchise, while Marshman goes down in history as the team's very first owner. The team was, in fact, born in Cleveland where it remained for a decade.

Looking back on the near-100-year history of the organization, the Rams have had just six owners, overall, with three of them spanning over at least a decade, if not more.

Let's take a look at a quick-glance view of each owner and when they ran the front office before we highlight some fun facts about each individual.

Every Los Angeles Rams owner in team history

Owner name

Years of ownership

Homer Marshman


Dan Reeves


Carroll Rosenbloom


Georgia Frontiere


Chip Rosenbloom


Stan Kroenke


Timeline of every Rams owner dating back to 1936

Homer Marshman (1936-1941)

Homer Marshman was born on August 3, 1898 and, of course, became the first principal owner of the Rams franchise. He approved the name "Rams" suggested by Wetzel, which happened to be the former player and coach's favorite college mascot (Fordham).

The very first time the Rams switched ownership, Marshman sold the franchise to Dan Reeves for a mere $100,000. Oh, how times have changed.

Dan Reeves (1941-1972)

In 1941, Reeves purchased the team. He moved the Rams to Los Angeles five years later. Reeves took part in one of the most important dates in NFL history when the Rams signed the first African American player in the league's modern era, post-World War II. The Rams' historical move came when they signed running back Kenny Washington.

Under Reeves, the Rams won a pair of NFL championships, in 1945 and 1951. Reeves is now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Carroll Rosenbloom (1972-1979)

Back in 1972, Robert Irsay and Carroll Rosenbloom completed arguably the most monumental trade in sports history when they literally swapped NFL franchises. Irsay took control of the Baltimore Colts while Rosenbloom tover over the Rams.

He had owned the Colts since 1953 and had been part of some big trades in the past, involving several players -- but never entire franchises. This was a date to remember in league history.

Georgia Frontiere (1979-2008)

Just before the 1979 campaign, Rosenbloom passed away and the team shifted ownership to his widow, Georgia Frontiere. She was more than just an owner, though, as she made so many additional efforts outside of sports, whether it was impacts in radio, charities or music.

Chip Rosenbloom (2008-2010)

The son of Georgia and Carroll, Chip Rosenbloom is known more as a writer and producer in the film world. His brief ownership of the team lasted just three years before the team was sold to Stan Kroenke in 2010. Chip has produced nearly 30 films/projects over the years, with all of them spanning nearly three decades (1990-2019).

Stan Kroenke (2010-present)

Back in 1995 is actually when Stan Kroenke's ties to the organization began, when he helped Frontierre move the franchise to St. Louis. In doing so, he purchased 30 percent of the team. It wasn't until 2010 that Kroenke took full ownership of the team.

As a billionaire and businessman, Kroenke has also owned the Colorado Avalanche and Denver Nuggets, of which the ownership has since been transferred to his wife, Ann.

Kroenke also owns Arsenal FC and Arsenal WFC, along with multiple esports teams.