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Irving W. Jaffee
Birth: Sep. 15, 1906
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1981
California, USA

Olympic Athlete. He never won a national championship, but was one of America's first great Winter Olympic Champions. In the 1928 Winter Olympics, his quest for an Olympic gold medal in the 10,000 Meter resulted in one of the Winter Games' most lasting controversies. The competition had completed six of eight heats in the 10,000 Meter race, with Jaffee in the lead when a Norwegian referee ruled the competition "no contest" stopping the event. At the 1932 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York, Jaffee came back and won gold medals in both the 5,000 Meter and 10,000 Meter Speed Skating events. In 1934, although he had never skated more than 10,000 meters before, he set the World Record in the 25 Mile Skating Marathon. He was elected to the United States Skating Hall of Fame in 1940 and into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1979. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Apr 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13992713
Irving W. Jaffee
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Irving W. Jaffee
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Irving W. Jaffee
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