Phil Alexander Robertson (Born April 24, 1946)|
Phil Robertson is the patriarch of the Robertson family and the original Duck Commander. His brother Jim knew he would be famous someday, so he wrote the Phil Robertson biography called, The Legend of Phil Robertson. Phil was a three sport letterman in high school and went on to be the stand out quarterback at Louisiana Technical University. One of his college teammates was Terry Bradshaw. Bradshaw paid homage to Phil in one of his books, saying that he went for the Bucks while Phil went for the ducks. Yes, Phil turned down an NFL draft pick to play for the Washington Redskins because football season conflicted with duck hunting season.
In order to have a fall back career, Phil earned his Masters degree in English and taught high school English. He later tried to run a bar, but that inspired him to drink too much. After following the teachings of the Almighty Father, Phil left his drinking days behind him and followed a more natural passion - engineering a better duck call to make hunting more fun. In 1972, Phil Robertson patented his invention and incorporated the Robertson family company, Duck Commander, in 1973. And the rest of the story is history.
Theodore J. O'Malley Jr. (1917 - 2005) [Father]
He is the father of 3 children, Ted, Patrick and Mary Elizabeth. He accepted his middle sons choice to read books instead of playing sports. Theodore O’Malley supported his family as an attorney focusing on Insurance issues. His first wife, Mary Louise passed 1964. He later married his second wife, Claire (Noonan) O’Malley in 1967. Theodore J. O’Malley died in 2005. His parents are Annette and Theodore J. O'Malley Sr.
Mary Louise (nee Reidy) O’Malley (? - 1965) [Mother]
Mary Louise O'Malley is the mother of Sean Patrick O'Malley and his older brother Ted, and younger sister, Mary Elizabeth. She died in 1965.