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 George Larry James

George Larry James

Birth
Mount Pleasant, Westchester County, New York, USA
Death 6 Nov 2008 (aged 61)
Galloway Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 31202085 · View Source
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Olympic Athlete. Nicknamed "The Mighty Burner", he was a member of the US Track Team which won the gold medal in the 4x400 relay at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. At the same Olympics he also won an individual silver medal in the 400 meters. After retiring from competition, James was the athletic director at Richard Stockton College and was active with the Olympic USA Track and Field movement, holding a variety of positions. A graduate of Villanova University, he is a member of the Varsity Club Hall of Fame, Athletics Department Wall of Fame and was inducted into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2003.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 7 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31202085
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Larry James (6 Nov 1947–6 Nov 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31202085, citing Egg Harbor City Cemetery, Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .