B. 1880-09-14, Dodgeville, Wis, USA; D. 1955-01-21
Track and Field (3 gold)
His time of 21.4 sec was an Olympic record until 1932, but that may have
been because the race was run on a straight course. He was fortunate in his
final in that three rivals were penalized one yard for making a false start
after he had been somewhat restive on his marks. He won convincingly by three
He also won the 100 m at the interim games of 1906. He was known as the 'Milwaukee Meteor'.
Olympic Competitor nr 1984
Luge (2 gold)
Partner of Hans Rinn at Innsbrück and Lake
Olympic Competitor nr 2887
Olympic Competitor nr 4609
Written 2000-12-01 - last modified 2011-08-13
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