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John Baxter Taylor, Jr
Birth: Nov. 3, 1883
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1908
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Olympic Athlete. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, he was considered one of the best track athletes of his time. A member of the 1908 United States Olympic team, he participated in the Olympics that year in London, England. When he won the Gold Medal as part of the 4 x 400 meter relay event in those games, he became the first African-American gold medalist. He died of typhoid in his home in Philadelphia only a few months later. 
 
Burial:
Eden Cemetery
Collingdale
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 11, 2009
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