in chronological order
Edward Patrick Francis Eagan (1897-1967) —
also known as Edward P. F. Eagan; Eddie
of Rye, Westchester
Born in Denver,
Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Won the
gold medal as light-heavyweight boxer at the 1920 Olympics in
Antwerp, Belgium; as member of a four-man bobsleigh team, won another
gold medal at the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New
colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to
Republican National Convention from New York, 1948.
Died, following a heart
attack, in Roosevelt Hospital,
Manhattan, New York
County, N.Y., June 14,
1967 (age 70 years, 49
Interment at Greenwood
Union Cemetery, Rye, N.Y.
Benjamin McLaine Spock (1903-1998) —
also known as Benjamin Spock —
Born in New Haven, New Haven
County, Conn., May 2,
Won an Olympic gold medal in rowing at the 1924 Paris games;
served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; author of
influential book, Baby and Child Care; People's candidate for
of the United States, 1972; People's candidate for Vice
President of the United States, 1976.
Died in La Jolla, San Diego
County, Calif., March
15, 1998 (age 94 years, 317
William Edwards Stevenson (1900-1985) —
also known as William E. Stevenson —
of Stamford, Fairfield
County, Conn.; Oberlin, Lorain
Born in Chicago, Cook
County, Ill., 1900.
Won Olympic gold medal in 1600 meter relay, 1924; Rhodes
of Oberlin College, 1946-61; U.S. Ambassador to Philippines, 1961-64.
Died in 1985
Ralph Harold Metcalfe (1910-1978) —
also known as Ralph H. Metcalfe —
of Chicago, Cook
Born in Atlanta, Fulton
County, Ga., May 29,
Democrat. Won gold, silver and bronze Olympic medals in 1932
and 1936; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois,
Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1971-78; died in
ancestry. Member, Amvets;
League; NAACP; Elks; Alpha
Died, from a heart
attack, in Chicago, Cook
County, Ill., October
10, 1978 (age 68 years, 134
Interment at Holy
Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, Ill.
Robert Bruce Mathias (1930-2006) —
also known as Bob Mathias —
of Tulare, Tulare
County, Calif.; Fresno, Fresno
Born in Tulare, Tulare
County, Calif., November
Representative from California 18th District, 1967-75.
Won Olympic gold medals in decathalon in 1948 and 1952;
starred as himself in a 1954 movie,
"The Bob Mathias Story"; inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of
Died, of cancer,
in Fresno, Fresno
County, Calif., September
2, 2006 (age 75 years, 289
Interment at Tulare
Cemetery, Tulare, Calif.
Wendell Richard Anderson (1933-2016) —
also known as Wendell R. Anderson —
of St. Paul, Ramsey
County, Minn.; Wayzata, Hennepin
Born in St. Paul, Ramsey
County, Minn., February
Democrat. Member of the U.S. hockey team which won a silver
medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics; lawyer;
member of Minnesota
state house of representatives District 37, 1959-62; member of
state senate, 1963-70 (49th District 1963-66, 44th District
1967-70); alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from
of Minnesota, 1971-76; U.S.
Senator from Minnesota, 1976-78; defeated
Died, from Alzheimer's
disease, in a hospice
at St. Paul, Ramsey
County, Minn., July 17,
2016 (age 83 years, 167
days). His body was
donated to the University of Minnesota for medical research.
William Warren Bradley (b. 1943) —
also known as Bill Bradley; "Dollar
of Denville, Morris
Born in Crystal City, Jefferson
County, Mo., July 28,
Senator from New Jersey, 1979-97; delegate to Democratic National
Convention from New Jersey, 1988,
candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2000.
At the 1964 Olympic Games, won a gold medal as part of the
U.S. basketball team; professional basketball
player for the New York Knicks, 1967-77; elected to the Basketball Hall of
Fame in 1983.
Still living as of 2014.
James Ronald Ryun (b. 1947) —
also known as Jim Ryun —
of Topeka, Shawnee
Born in Wichita, Sedgwick
County, Kan., April
Republican. Silver medallist, 1968 Olympic games; inducted
into National Distance Running Hall of
Representative from Kansas 2nd District, 1996-.
Still living as of 2014.