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Brundage, Avery

Born: 1887 AD
Died: 1975 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Athlete, Businessmen

1887 – Avery Brundage was born in Detroit on the 28th of September.

1909 – He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree of civil engineering as magna cum laude.

1915-1947 – He founded his own company, the Avery Brundage Company Builders which constructed a number of big buildings and skyscrapers around Chicago.

1912 – He competed in the Summer Olympics in Stockholm in the pentathlon and decathlon events and finished the 6th and 16th, respectively.

1914 – He won the US National all-around title.

1916 – He won the US National all-around title for the second time

1918 – He won the US National all-around title again, winning it thee times.

1928 – He became president of the Amateur Athletic Union.

1929 – He became the president of the United States Olympic Committee.

1930 – He gained the vice-presidency of the International Amateur Athletic Federation.

1936 – He rejected any proposals to boycott the Summer Olympics in Berlin and became a member of the International Olympic Commitee.

1941 – He was expelled from the America First Committee because of his pro-German leanings.

1952 – He was appointed as the successor of President Sigfrid Edstrom.

1972-1975 – He served as Life Honorary President. He died of Heart Failure in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany on the 8th of May.