In civilian life, McCaskey was to become a highly successful developer of incentive sales campaigns and had the exclusive account of the American Oil Co., for five years. On his 25th wedding anniversary, George Halas, Jr., nicknamed "Mugs," who was George's son, named McCaskey chairman of the board of the Bears, a position he still holds in an emeritus role, 32 years later with professional and personal respect.
What was his close-up evaluation of Halas, father-in-law and coach? "Fiercely loyal to friends. I mean fiercely loyal. Underneath his cursing and swearing on the field, he was deeply religious. Rooney told me after the Bears beat the Redskins for the title in 1940 that George said, `I got to find a church, Art. I owe God thanks.' "