Edward Gourdin

Edward Gourdin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edward Orval "Ned" Gourdin (August 10, 1897 - July 22, 1966) was an American athlete and jurist. He was the first man in history to make 25 feet in the long jump and the first African-American/Native-American (Cherokee) to be appointed a Superior Court judge in New England. He won the silver medal in the Long Jump at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Following his return from the Olympics, Gourdin was admitted to the bar. He left his law practice in 1935 to serve as assistant United States Attorney from Massachusetts. In 1951 he was appopnited to the Roxbury District Court.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135824945
  • 9786135824940