Brundage, Avery

Born: Sep 28, 1887 AD
Died: 1975 AD, at 87 years of age.

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.

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