Iowa Olympian

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US-GCS DCL Coll-284 Row A CITY Grinnell Stories-2021-07-15

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Iowa Olympian



Grinnell Stories blog by Dan Kaiser
William Franklin Hamilton
Sport, Olympics

Post title: The Iowa Olympian You Never Heard Of….

Date published: July 15, 2021

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Drake Library Archive Digital File Name: Grinnell Stories/ 07-15-2021 The Iowa Olympian You Never Heard Of

Summary: Born in State Center, Iowa, Frank - nicknamed “Red” or “Reddy” – began his success as a sprinter at the Iowa State Normal School where he was named the “the greatest college sprinter in Iowa” in 1905. He earned a spot on the American Olympic Track and Field team in 1908 and won the London Olympics gold medal for 200-meter dashes. His peak performances now behind him, Frank got his M.D. from University of Louisville in 1911 and continued his medical practice in Iowa.

Cartnell, Nate
East, Shawn Johnson
Gable, Dan
Grinnell High School
Hamilton, Laura Manley
Hamilton, William Franklin
Hamilton, William Miller
Hodgdon, William
Iowa State Normal School (ISNS)
Kiesel, Karl
Longshore, George
McLennan Shirly
Sheppard, Melvin
Taylor, F. Morgan
Taylor, John
Winholtz, Jerry

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