Damon Wetzel and Homer Marshman founded the Los Angeles Rams in 1936. Damon was an American football player who had previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Bears. Homer, an attorney in Ohio, was the principal owner of the newly formed franchise.
The team joined the American Football League, which had just been formed. In February of 1937, the LA Rams joined the NFL. They were added to the Western Division. Its headquarters at the time was in Cleveland. However, the team moved several times within a short period, changing their stadium for home games three times within the first five seasons.
Fred Levy and Dan Reeves bought the Los Angeles Rams in 1941. Two years later, the franchise had to suspend its operations due to several challenges that it was experiencing. The main challenge was a shortage of players due to World War II that was taking place at the time. Nevertheless, the team resumed normal operations in 1944.
In 1946, Reeves requested the NFL to move the franchise from Cleveland to Los Angeles. The request was initially denied, but an agreement was reached after Reeves threatened to leave the league. The team became the representative of Los Angeles in American football after the move.