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Avery Brundage

Avery BrundageBorn: 28-Sep-1887
Birthplace: Detroit, MI
Died: 8-May-1975
Location of death: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Sports Figure

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: International Olympic Committee Chair, 1952-72

As President of the IOC for twenty years, Brundage was a strong proponent of amateur athleticism, perhaps to a fault. Under his watch the 1972 Olympics was subject to a Palestinian terrorist attack. He retired soon thereafter.

Brundage's fantastic collection of Asian art forms the core of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Father: Charles Brundage
Mother: Amelia Lloyd
Wife: Elizabeth Dunlap (m. 1927, d. 1971)
Wife: Mariann, Princess Reuss (m. 1973, until his death)

    High School: Chicago English High School (1905)
    University: BS Civil Engineering, University of Illinois (1909)

    International Olympic Committee President (1952-72)
    International Olympic Committee VP (1945-52)
    Amateur Athletic Union President (1928-35)
    US Olympic Committee (1929)
    Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (his collection)

    Salute (17-Jul-2008) · Himself

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